A loan of $900 helped have capital to buy shoes at a better price and a display cabinet to stock.

Inmaculada's story

Inmaculada is 46 years old and lives in the town of Soledad with her husband and two children aged 12 and 18. For 10 years, she has made a living as a businesswoman, she has a store selling various product in her home. She started this business when she became unemployed. She began selling ceramic handicrafts. She would buy cakes and paint them to sell them. Little by little, she added various goods, shelves, and all the furniture she has today, through loans that she has received throughout her life.

At the moment, she offers school items, women's clothing and underwear, perfumes, small household appliances, etc. She sells these for cash or on credit, buying from wholesalers, who offer her better prices. She can then offer her customers the opportunity to obtain items that they can obtain.

Today, Inmaculada is applying for a loan from Kiva. This is her first loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which she will use to buy cash to buy shoes at a better price and a display cabinet to stock them, as this is a highly-profitable item which is very in demand on the markets.

Her next goal is to have an independent store to earn more in the future and help her children to become professionals, which will provide them will a successful future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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