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Total loan: $425
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Maria Josefa

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / Food Stall

A loan of $425 helped to purchase inventory for her business such as soft drinks, snacks, cookies, and sweets.


Maria Josefa's story

María Josefa is 69 years old. She is the mother of a 37 year old son. She lived in the town of Antioquia but because of the violence occurring in the East, she felt it was necessary to relocate to the city of Medellín approximately 15 years ago. In 1996, she began her own business selling fried foods such as pies and empenadas (stuffed pastries) as well as soft drinks. Later, the company responsible for managing the public space granted her a kiosk where she could work. Since then, and after having been widowed, María Josefa was able to get her son ahead in life. Her work day is from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. She needs to purchase inventory for her business such as soft drinks, snacks, cookies, and sweets. With this loan, she will be able to increase sales and, in this way, improve her quality of life. Her dream is to enlarge her store and have it outfitted with a better floor and additional seating.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: November 18, 2011

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Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: November 18, 2011