A loan of $1,125 helped to buy in bulk and in cash, insoles, buckle clasps, toecaps, to make shoes..


Sixta Tulia's story

Sixta is 46 years old and lives with her family, which is comprised of her husband and 13-year-old daughter, in the large-scale project of sustainable living, Ciudad Bicentenario in the city of Cartagena de Indias, led by the Foundation of Mario Santo Domingo. There she found the possibility of continuing her business of making sandals, which she started 8 years ago, and for which she has structured a market comprised of small stores, women, and neighbors in general. She learned this skill when she went to church and in the company of participating neighbors from the same community, they were trained to produce, just like she is doing currently. She makes purchases of supplies in the city of Barranquilla, where she goes weekly. She does the productive process in the city of Cartagena in her home.

Currently she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first financing that the Foundation Mario Santa Domingo is doing, through which she will buy in bulk and in cash, insoles, buckle clasps, toecaps, to make shoes that have been ordered, and she requires to complete the orders in a timely fashion for her customers, which means that her investment will be a success.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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