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Rixi

Rixi's Boutique

San Francisco, CA

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Personal Story

My name is Rixi Martinez and I am from Nacaome Valle in Honduras. I moved to America in the year 2000, and I left my parents and four boys there. I wanted to try and get a better life for them, and now I send money back home to them.

I was working in a gas station at nights for 4 years, never taking a day off. Then in the mornings I would go to flea markets and sell things to try and make some more money. Then I started selling at flea markets full-time -- 7 days a week. All this time I was dreaming of being my own boss, and now I have my own business -- Rixi's Boutique. Although I still work 7 days a week!

In the future, if it's possible, I would love to open another shop in a different location -- so I would have two, or even more!

Business Description

My shop is called Rixi's Boutique. I opened it in December of 2011. It is located in the Mission district of San Francisco. I sell jewelry, makeup, clothes, perfume, and many other things.

My biggest challenge is to grow my business. Advertising and marketing will really help me.

It is great that my work now allows me to do what I love -- like meeting and getting to know different people.

What is the purpose of this loan?

This loan would be used to paint the inside and outside of my shop. It would also be used to buy mannequins and inventory. The painting will cost about $1,000. The mannequins cost $200 each, and I want 2, so this will cost $400 in total. The remaining $1,600 will be spent on inventory.

Rixi's loan is endorsed by Victor (Cafeto). The information below explains why her trustee thinks Rixi is a great candidate for a Kiva Zip loan.
How long have you known this person?

More than 5 years

Tell us about your relationship with this borrower.

I used to sell at the flea market, and this is where I met Rixi. She used to buy from me very often, so I know her very well from that. Then I used to also buy from her, because she was also selling at the flea market. I am still buying things from Rixi today -- like perfumes, makeup, jewelry, etc.

Tell us about this borrower's personality and character, and why you are endorsing him or her for a Kiva Zip loan.

Rixi is very hard-working and she is very entrepreneurial -- she is always looking for opportunities to grow her business and make money. I really trust her, and we have been friends for a long time. She is a very honest person, with strong morals. She is a quiet, responsible person who never bothers anyone.

Tell us about this borrower's business, and why you believe a Kiva Zip loan will contribute to his or her success.

First, she wants to start by painting inside and outside so the boutique looks more attractive to customers. And she wants to use the rest to buy mannequins and more merchandise. This will help her by increasing her sales, because people will see that she is selling more things.

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A loan of $3,000 helps me to paint my shop, and buy mannequins and inventory.

Disbursed Dec 7, 2012
Repayment Term:
12 monthly payments
Grace Period:
N/A
Listed:
Aug 29, 2012
Disbursed:
Dec 7, 2012
Paying Back:
Dec 8, 2012
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013

About Rixi's Boutique

Industry:
Retail - General
Years in Operation:
6 months - 1 year
Website:
waylatino.com/pcero_c.php...
Badges:
Badge_repayment_bronze_small

What are Borrower Badges?

Borrower Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward borrowers’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

This loan is endorsed by

Trustee Type:
Individual
Location:
South San Francisco, CA
Badges:
Badge_repayment_gold_small
On Zip Since:
Apr 14, 2012
(24 months)
Loans Endorsed:
6
Total Value:
$31,000
Fundraising/Raised:
0
Paying on Time:
3
Paying Back Late:
0
Repaid in Full:
3
Defaulted:
0
Repayment Rate:
100%
Why are you endorsing Rixi?

Rixi is very hard-working and she is very entrepreneurial -- she is always looking for opportunities to grow her business and make money. I really trust her, and we have been friends for a long time. She is a very honest person, with strong morals. She is a quiet, responsible person who never bot...

What are Trustee Badges?

Trustee Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward trustees’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.
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