A loan of $1,075 helped to buy school supplies, dressmaking materials, children's items.


Julie's story

Dressmaking and a convenience store have been Julie's two businesses for the past 6 years. She started her businesses with the support of her husband, who is a business man and travels to other countries to bring different types of merchandise to sell. She also received the support of her mother-in-law, who makes dresses and lingerie. Julie worked at a store and was able to learn a lot about the clothing market and with the three points of view has been able to strengthen her businesses. At her store, customers find everything from school supplies to dressmaking products, lingerie, multipurpose items, etc. She sells in cash only and works everyday from 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Her goals going forward are to formalize her business, improve its infrastructure by purchasing furniture and essentials, and to improve her apartment to assure her well-being. She is currently applying for a Kiva loan -- her first one through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With this loan, she will buy school supplies, dressmaking products, and children's materials to increase her inventory and have better offers for her customers. This way, her Kiva loan will be a successful investment.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sergio Echeverri



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