A loan of $1,075 helped to buy soft drinks, sweets, snacks, liqueurs and supplies to prepare fast food.

Yolanda Lilian's story

At 25 years of age Yolanda is an enterprising woman and mother who decided to start her own business as a source of economic support to help her daughter get ahead. Yolanda has a general store in the town of La Unión in Antioquia department. She dreams of having more space and merchandise to accommodate her business since she is fortunate in lacking any competition in the area and consequently sees a great opportunity to make progress.

Yolanda wants to buy a larger stock of supplies for her business and generate more profits by expanding the variety of products and increasing sales so that more customers come to her business and she is able to better position herself. Nevertheless she does not have the sum needed to buy the merchandise and because of this she is requesting a loan today to invest in soft drinks, sweets, snacks, liqueurs and the supplies to prepare fast food. With this merchandise, her business will benefit and her quality of life will markedly improve.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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