A loan of $350 helped to buy raw materials such as wool and thread, and a display case.


Katherine's story

Katherine is 22 years old, and for six years she has worked making and selling backpacks and wallets. Since she was a little girl she liked to sew, and she took advantage of the college where she studied as they taught her how to do it.

Little by little between the people closest to her, they began ordering hats and keychains, and three years ago, she added backpacks and bags to her merchandise, which today she sells to her main customers who are neighbors, friends from the university where she studies, and family members. They order them, as they know the quality of the products she makes, and she has them on display in her parents' store.

Her goal is to have a well organized workshop in a store and to continue her professional studies in order for her and her family to get ahead.

Currently she is asking for a loan from Kiva, her first funding from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, with which she will buy raw materials, such as wool and thread, as well as a display case to protect and hold her products. With this she will achieve a better presentation of her products, making her Kiva loan a good investment for her business and boost it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Victoria Thompson



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