Total loan: $100


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Juan De Acosta, Atlantico, Colombia / Food

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A loan helped to buy ingredients such as meat, vegetable, non-perishable food items, and chairs, tables, and improvements to make better use of the space.

Emilse's story

Emilse, age 69, is a micro-entrepreneur who lives in the municipality of Juan de Acosta.

Her business, which has been running for two years and ten months, is selling fast food and specialties. She started her business with some savings that she invested in the equipment and tools needed to start. With time, sales increased, and it became necessary to expand the space and buy more equipment. The business has become her only source of income which permits her to get her children ahead, and to give them a good education.

Her principal clients are tourists, acquaintances in the sector, and people travelling through. Due to the worldwide Covid-10 pandemic, her level of work declined due to biosecurity issues, and her cash flow dropped drastically. For that reason, she joined the program "Atlántico Responde" to request her first Kiva loan from the Fundación Santo Domingo to invest in the purchase of supplies to prepare her products, such as meat, vegetables, non-perishable food items, etc., and also chairs and tables and improvements to the site, to take better advantage of the space. Please support her business loan.