A loan of $625 helped to buy merchandise.

Rosestella's story

Rosestella, 29, lives with her spouse and two children who are 3 and 19 years of age in southwest Barranquilla in a neighborhood where most of the families earn income independently to support their homes.

Two years ago Rosestella was employed by a firm but when it went out of business she had to generate income some other way and that’s how two years ago she started to buy various merchandise like clothes and small home appliances that was on clearance sale and gradually built a clientele. As her customers request, she varies the merchandise she stocks so today she sells beauty products and varied merchandise but she wants to add shoes and small home appliances again because she has many pending orders.

This is why she’s calling on a Kiva loan, her first from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy shoes, small home appliances, perfumery, personal hygiene products, and clothes for women, men and children. Her business goal is to succeed in getting her customers to pay on time and later on to open a variety store and on the family front, to continue improving her house’s living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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