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Total loan: $1,050
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia / Retail
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A loan helped to stock up the business with goods sold in bulk (snacks, cookies, beers, soft drinks, and liquor, among other items).
Luz Gabriela's story
Luz Gabriela is a mother of one child, and has been the head of the household since she separated from her husband. This drove her to start her own business and generate income to provide an education and a good quality of life to her son. She started a grocery store 20 years ago in her home. She works alone everyday and offers basic goods. This has allowed her to provide for her son and pay for household expenses. She plans to use this loan to stock up her business with goods in bulk (snacks, cookies, beers, soft drinks, and liquor, among other items) to meet customer needs during the Christmas season, thus increasing sales and income. She will be able to reinvest the income in the business to continue providing for the family. Luz Gabriela plans to expand and grow her business in the future, and offer more variety to guarantee a stable income, and thus continue to provide for her son, and gradually improve their quality of life.