A loan of $575 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Ana Milena's story

Ana Milena, 46, owns a store where she sells snacks, foodstuffs, meat and basic staples at retail. Her business was born six years ago in the town of Puerto Colombia very near the ocean when she noticed the little competition that existed in this type of business and the great need the inhabitants of this town had of being able to buy small quantities of the products the residents of this port consume daily. Her goal is to enlarge the business until converting it into a self-service market.

Ana Milena enjoys having a satisfied clientele that grows daily. Because of that, her working capital turns out to be insufficient and she has to buy small amounts frequently. Her store’s location makes it a favorite because of its pleasant view since it’s located on a small hill where the marine view, especially of the old port which is a very popular tourist destination for residents from the city of Barranquilla and other cities in Atlántico Department, can be admired.

Ana is asking for her first Kiva loan that she’ll use to buy snacks, soft-drinks and beverages in larger amounts so that she can qualify for discounts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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