A loan of $575 helped to buy fabric, sewing supplies and foodstuffs in larger amounts.

Simona Del Camen's story

Simona, 56, lives with her spouse; she has three adult children. She started her business 23 years ago after having gained experience working in a firm. She decided to earn her income doing the only thing she knows how to do: to sell lunches, dairy products and varied merchandise like cream, school supplies, personal hygiene products and sewing clothes.

She’s gradually made progress with her business because she visits her clientele to sell everything she offers for cash and on credit from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening. She works hard in order to be responsive and to sell more every day. She makes her purchases at multinational firms that offer specialized catalogs of their products that she uses to promote her goods.

Her goal is to grow more each time but her working capital is insufficient to rapidly reach the business goal she has set. This is why she’s calling on a Kiva loan, he first financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy fabric and sewing supplies and foodstuffs in larger amounts to get better prices in the ingredients for her dishes. With her experience working in commerce, surely Simona will reach her dream of prosperity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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