A loan of $1,650 helped to buy a few tables and plastic chairs for her home.


Hermelinda's story

Thanks to the support she received for her food business, Hermelinda was able to invest her Kiva loan in a large amount of supplies. She was able to increase her production of stews and rice. Hermelinda was also able to begin selling different types of merchandise and distributing them to her new customers. This resulted in a new source of income that benefited her family. Her business now has a large number of buyers and the profits have enabled her to continue helping her children. She sends the following message to the Kiva lenders: “Thank you for supporting my work because this is my livelihood and how I support myself. I’m also grateful for the many years that I have been with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo.”


Hermelinda is currently applying for a new Kiva loan so that she can buy a few tables and plastic chairs for furnishing her home. As a result of her dynamic work and discipline, her Kiva loan will be a successful investment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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