A loan helped to buy a deep fryer and supplies to increase her production and earn more money to pay for the education of her children.


Margarita Maria's story

This is Margarita, a single, hard-working, and enterprising woman who is the head of a family, who goes out daily to sell her products in the city of Medellín.

She has two adolescent children who depend on her economically. Her business was born out of economic necessity, since she could not find work. But thanks to her foods, she manages to earn the daily sustenance to feed her family.

Margarita wants to apply for economic support to buy a deep fryer and ingredients to prepare fried foods such as empanadas, stuffed potatoes, and [Colombian-style] pastries, among other items.

Her dream is to pay for the education of her children. For that, she needs more income, the reason why she is arranging the loan, since this way she will increase her productivity.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.


This loan is special because:

It comes with a very innovative business-training package.



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