A loan of $675 helped to buy a wide variety of underwear and other clothing.


Dubis's story

Dubis lives with her 3 children, ranging from 7 to 15, in the southwestern part of the city. They sell various merchandise, especially underwear, shirts, sweaters and bermuda shorts. She started her business 5 years ago, when, in order to feel active, add income to the home, and respond effectively to her need, she decided to help her spouse, who works as a contractor at an important business. That's how Dubis organized a space in her home where she offers the items she sells for cash up front. She opens her doors from 8 in the morning until 8 at night. She does her buying in cash or many times on credit, from suppliers in the center of town who are set up in commercial areas that merchants know very well. In the future, her goal is town her own home because she lives in a family home and it is one of her biggest challenges. Right now, she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has taken out with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will buy various underwear and other clothing. With it, she plans on impacting her clientele during the carnival season which is coming up and it is one of the most commercial times that fortifies the economic dynamic of many small businesses in the Atlántico department.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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