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Total loan: $700
Soledad (Atlántico), Atlantico, Colombia / Retail
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A loan helped to buy rice, cooking oil, sugar, grains, beauty products, snacks, and other items wholesale and cash.
Elsa Maria's story
Elsa, 54, is a shopkeeper in the town of Soledad. She sells food and other items. She is married and has three children, aged 36, 30, and 26. She set up her shop when she was very young, since she was not able to continue to go to school because she needed to support herself. Thanks to a little help from her family and some loans, she managed to set up the shop. She improved it bit by bit and an increase in sales followed. Elsa is now asking for her first Kiva loan in order to buy rice, cooking oil, sugar, grains, beauty products, snacks, etc. She will buy wholesale and pay cash. This will enable her to keep her shop well stocked. Help with this loan is greatly appreciated.