A loan helped to buy unflavored gelatin, flavored gelatin, sugar, cream, containers, and spoons for her business making and selling desserts. She will also buy all types of clothes for her other business selling clothes.


Clara Elisa's story

Clara is 40 years old and is from Carlosama, Colombia. She is a single mother. She moved to the city of Tulcán where she lives with her three children who are in school.

Clara has a small business as a street vendor. She makes different flavors of desserts. She started this job out of necessity. She goes out in the afternoons to travel the streets of the city, offering her products to passers by, and generating a bit of money to support her humble home.

Clara has managed to move her children forward thanks to her work. She also sells clothes as a street vendor.

Clara wants to continue doing her job, so is seeking a loan to buy unflavored gelatin, flavored gelatin, sugar, cream, containers, and spoons for her business making and selling desserts. She will also buy clothes in general. In this way she hopes to improve her earnings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.



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