A loan of $525 helped to purchase clothing, footwear, creams and perfumes.


Maria's story

Maria has 10 years of business experience; she owes this to her friend who recommended that she should work in merchandise to obtain income. She performs sales on credit, working every day of the week, from 8 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon. She purchases the products in cash to warehouses in the City of Barranquilla.

Her goals are to increase sales and to finally open a store to the public so that she can restore her house and to overcome the challenge of creating a loyal customer base. She is currently applying for a credikiva, her first financing from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With this she will purchase clothing, footwear, creams and perfumes. This investment she expects to increase her sales and her utilities, thus improving her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jose Alvarado



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