A loan of $1,100 helped to buy little gifts, clocks, stuffed animals, and pieces of jewelry among other items.


Ingrid's story

Ingrid is 43 years old, and she owns a stationery store where she sells wholesale school supplies. She started this activity in November 2006, having 15 years of business experience in diverse jobs. Ingrid is the mother of 3 children; she dreams of seeing them become successful people, and they are the driving forces behind her efforts every day in her stationery store. She works from Mondays to Sundays from 6 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. Her future goal is to increase her sales with internet and telecommunications services making the most of her point of sale, which has a big commercial future. Her biggest challenge is that given the growth in her clientele and her big expectations for this business, her current investment capital is insufficient. This is exactly the reason that she is turning to Kiva for a loan. This is her first loan from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, and she will use it to buy little gifts, clocks, stuffed animals, and pieces of jewelry among other items to satisfy her customers' demands, to begin the path to growth, and to serve as her best investment for a season in which her sales will potentially be better than in at other times.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah



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