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Total loan: $1,125
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Liliana Marcela

Colombia
El Retiro, Colombia / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $1,125 helped to buy an industrial blender that will allow her to make more desserts in less time.


Liliana Marcela's story

Liliana is a single mother and head of the family. She has a seven year old child, and he has always been her motivation to work harder every day. Liliana has always dreamed of starting her own company. That is why she is now putting forth great effort to get her business ahead.

Liliana waits on customers in a restaurant in her municipality. When she finishes her work day she makes desserts that she distributes to some restaurants in the municipality. Her desserts are known for their good flavor and for the good quality of service that she offers. This is why, little by little, her sales have been increasing considerably.

As Liliana makes the desserts manually or by hand, she does not have a large production. That is why she has not been able to take care of the large orders that some of her customers are making lately. With the aim of being able to increase production of her desserts, Liliana is looking to buy an industrial blender. This will allow her to make the process more industrialized, and she will be able to speed up production.

However, Lilian does not have enough capital to buy this machine. That is why she has the hope that a loan will give her the possibility of buying an industrial blender, which will allow her to make more desserts in less time.

Liliana hopes that her income increases and that she will be able to take care of customers that she previously could not. She also hopes that she will be able to fulfill her dream of having her own company that sells large quantities of her products. Liliana dreams that her son will be able to have a better quality of life and that her business finds financial stability. Also, Liliana hopes that her son will be able to have a quality education and a university education in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: January 27, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: January 27, 2012