A loan of $850 helped to purchase footwear, flip-flops and stationery items.


Janeth's story

53-year-old Janeth runs a stationery store in her own house, which is located in the town of Soledad where she lives with her family. Christmas and the New Year are very fast approaching and she needs to stock up her store with everything that is needed during this season, so that she can increase her sales as she does every year. Since she knows her business and each season's highest selling time very well, she keeps it well-stocked during each season. She has been doing this since 2008, when she first went into business with a general store. She used to own a hair salon where she provided her customers with beauty and personal image enhancement services. Later on, she gradually observed the market trends and opened the stationery store, which currently meets the demands from her neighborhood and other neighboring areas. She currently needs to stock up her business much more and her working capital is not enough to achieve that. That's the reason why she's requesting a Kiva loan, her first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She'll use it to purchase footwear, flip-flops and stationery items. Her main goal is to expand her business. For that reason she works hard from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday, in order to accomplish her dream of seeing her family prosper.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



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