A loan of $850 helped to buy an electric mill.

Claudia Patricia's story

Claudia is a female head of a household of three minor children. She lives in a neighborhood in the city of Medellín, which has fragile public order. She has worked her whole life to survive and to provide her children with a roof, food and education.

Two years ago, she decided to quit her job to focus on caring for her children, due to the delicate situation in her neighborhood. Although her income reduced to zero, expenses were constant, which is why she found it necessary to look for a new source of income. At the suggestion of a friend, she started making arepas and selling them to her neighbors.

Now her business is in the process of expanding because her market has grown. Now she produces not only for her neighbors, but for the stores and supermarkets in the area. This is why she is applying for a loan that she will invest in the purchase of an electric mill, optimizing time and money, and increasing her earnings.

She hopes to improve her quality of life and that of her family, guaranteeing better educational opportunities for her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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