A loan of $600 helped to buy beauty products for women, and other items.

Merli's story

For Merli, the necessity of having economic liberty and generating an income drove her to start her business ten years ago. She sells merchandise that she buys directly from the suppliers and from companies that sell their products through specialized guides. She has fixed clients to whom she offers products with special discounts, which keeps them from looking for better alternatives. Her most popular products are stationery items and home items. She is always trying to increase her working capital in order to respond to her clients quickly. This is just the reason for which she is requesting a Kiva loan, her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will purchase beauty products for women, and other items. Her hard work to provide good service is reflected in her intense schedule; she works every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm because she is determined to grow and make her business a great enterprise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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