A loan of $1,075 helped . to buy supplies to produce food and make adjustments to the cart where she conducts her business.

Maria Orfilia's story

At her 61 years of age, Maria Orfilia is a tireless fighter who, for 32 years, has had her own business selling food on the streets of Medellin, work that she carries out daily from 4 a.m. until 9 a.m. since those hours are good for sales and she has had the advantage of being in front of her home during the day which permitted her to be present for her 3 children’s education.

Maria Orfilia dreams that her business will pass from one generation to the next and that it will be a fixed means of support for her children. Nevertheless, currently, she has to buy supplies to produce food and in addition make some adjustments to the cart from which she conducts her business, such as fixing the tires and buying an umbrella to give it a more pleasing appearance. Therefore she is requesting a loan with which to make this investment, increase her sales and improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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