A loan of $1,600 helped to buy display cases, nuts, screws, and tools, etc.

Jaider's story

Jaider lives in the Soledad municipality, which is where he carries out his combined business activities. On one side he sells miscellaneous products like women’s items for the household and accessories, etc. On the other side of the same place he sells hardware products.

He started his business ten years ago. He gets this business activity from his parents’ commercial tradition, which influenced him ever since he was very young. At a young age he devoted himself to selling various items. He started his business with domestic accessories and women’s accessories, etc. Later he was adding hardware merchandise like soldering cream, welding pieces, screws, nails, cement, and insulation strips.

He makes his sales for cash on Mondays through Sundays from nine in the morning until nine at night. He makes his purchases for cash at wholesale warehouses that offer prices that are adjusted for sales to his customers. His customers are his neighbors in his neighborhood and especially from the various sectors surrounding his business.

He is currently applying for a Kiva loan, his first loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He will use the loan to buy display cases, nuts, screws, and tools, etc. His goal for later on is to open a new place in order to generate more resources and to provide his children with a quality education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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