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Total loan: $300

Virginia Rosa

Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia / Food

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A loan helped to invest in the purchase of ingredients, such as flour, sugar, oil, cheese, vegetables, and condiments to make the foods she sells; and to buy tables, chairs, fans, lights, etc. for her business.


Virginia Rosa's story

Virginia Rosa is a 41-year-old micro entrepreneur. She lives in the town of Barranquilla with her husband and children.

She is a hardworking woman who has lived through many difficulties. After living in Venezuela for many years she returned to Colombia due to the crisis in that neighboring country. Virginia had to start a a new life. Fortunately she is an entrepreneur with great strength and drive, and opened a business selling rice tamales, fried snacks, snacks made of udders, and pork. With this job Virginia has managed to make her own income and improve the financial conditions of her family.

This micro entrepreneur makes delicious fried foods that are typical of the Caribbean area, such as arepas de huevo [ground maize dough filled with egg], stuffed yucca fritters, empanadas, rice tamales, snacks made of udders, and pork. Her clientele has increased thanks to her good seasoning and the good prices of her products. Virginia's primary customers are family, friends, passers-by, and referrals.

Virgina wants to diversify her portfolio of services by expanding to sell fast foods. For that reason she is applying for a Kiva loan, her first financing through the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will invest in the purchase of ingredients, such as flour, sugar, oil, cheese, vegetables, and condiments; and buy tables, chairs, fans, lights, etc.

This micro entrepreneur wants to strengthen the work capital of her business, and increase her sales and profits. Support her with this business loan. She will be a success.