A loan of $575 helped to buy sausages, flour, sugar, sauces, and additives.

Beatriz's story

Beatriz lives in the municipality of Soledad where she performs two jobs, selling fast food and making clothing. She does her business of selling fast food from Thursday to Sunday from 6 pm to 1 am while sewing dresses the other part of the time and according to the orders of her clientele.
In the month of December, the food products sold by Beatriz are in high demand. For the season, she prepares an increased production to sell more and increase her profits.
In her fast food business she has seen sales increase from less to more. She remembers that, some time ago, she made all of her products in a fledgling way and without a cart for preparation and display. Now she has a facility that allows her to be more comfortable in her work and display what she has for sale, boosting her sales in the market. Her best customers are the residents of the neighborhood and passersby who pay in cash. When she is shopping, Beatriz always buys from wholesalers that offer the best prices so she can be more competitive in the market. Her goal is to grow this business and, therefore, she has sought a Kiva loan as her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will buy sausages, flour, sugar, sauces, and additives, awaiting the approaching New Year's holidays when students are her best customers. With the investment of this loan, Beatriz plans to be open for business Monday to Sunday to increase sales and make her Kiva loan the best investment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Megan Hinrichsen

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