A loan of $850 helped to buy cosmetics, costume jewelry and wheat flour in bulk.


Esilda's story

Esilda, 38, is a married woman mother of three children who are 3, 8 and 9 years old. She has a freezer at home where she stores frozen food items, especially those derived from wheat flour. She also sells merchandise via catalog. She sells a variety of goods like cosmetics, perfume, costume jewelry, etc. Her business was born seven years ago when she observed a sales promoter and she decided to follow her example. She did so and hasn’t stopped since because she helps her husband support their home this way and generates more well-being for all of them.

She sells for cash and on credit and her main suppliers are multinationals. As a producer, she makes ‘deditos’ [ladyfingers], turnovers and other things made from wheat flour. She makes them and sells them especially during various events and festivities.

She’s currently applying for a Kiva loan, her first financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that she’ll use to buy cosmetics, costume jewelry and wheat flour in bulk to increase production and meet customer demand that’s growing more each day causing her business to expand as well.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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