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Total loan: $825
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Luz Maria

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / Internet Cafe

A loan of $825 helped to buy stationery products to offer her customers the products they require.


Luz Maria's story

Luz Maria is known for being a hard fighting and energetic person in order to bring up her children and overcome the adversities that life has brought her since the death of her husband.

Luz Maria is now a single mother and head of the family. She wants her children to have all the basic needs satisfied, but at times her income is very low and she is not able to do it. Luz Maria hopes her business grows and becomes established in her location in order for her sales to increase and to generate more income than she has at the present time.

Luz Maria has a big dream and it is that her two children can have access to higher education and can study for a career that will provide the possibility to gain well paid employment. For this, Luz Maria knows that she has to increase her current income, so she wants to sell more products in her business.

Luz Maria has been working for approximately one year in the internet cafe and she is already known in the area for having good service and now Luz Maria wants to offer stationery products in her internet cafe because her customers are always asking for them.

Luz Maria currently does not have enough working funds in order to buy the stationery products, which is why is is hoping for a loan in order to be able to buy the stationery products such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, and other items and she can then satisfy the needs of her clients and earn more money.

Luz Maria hopes that her income will increase considerably and she can improve the quality of life for her two children and in the future they can access a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: January 17, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: January 17, 2012