A loan of $850 helped to buy a large volume of jewelry, such as necklaces, clips, earrings and bracelets.

Nelson's story

Nelson is 31 years old. His business is in the center of the city of Barranquilla in the commercial zone, which is home to a large number of businesses of different sizes and product lines. He sells female accessories and cosmetics, with which he plans his future.

When Nelson started his business, he had already paved the way to success. He first started working as the head waiter and began saving to be independent, and develop his free, entrepreneurial spirit. Even at that time he didn't know to what he would devote himself, but with the trade relations he observed, he was directed to the costume jewelry merchants. So he bought a commercial point to start while he continued working so he could start his business while continuing at the restaurant. Therefore, he would be supported while creating his business and creating his own jobs, such as sales assistant.

He is very happy with his activities, because thanks to them, he has managed to travel to other countries, such as Panama and Peru. Nelson is considered very enterprising and successful with the potential to grow.

In his business, the doors are open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 in the morning until 6:30 in the afternoon. He wants to grow his business, so he approached the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to apply for a loan financed by Kiva.

With this loan, he will buy a large volume of jewelry such as necklaces, clips, earrings, and bracelets. With them he will renew his inventory and get more since he is purchasing with cash and in a large quantity. The prices will transfer to his customers, so they will feel happy and return to buy more from him.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer SUZANNE FORD

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