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Total loan: $1,150
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Elda

Colombia
Yarumal, Colombia / Fruits & Vegetables

A loan of $1,150 helped to buy fruit and vegetables to supply her business, taking advantage of the seasonal low prices and obtaining a better return for her business.


Elda's story

Elda is married and has eight children for whom she has always wanted to ensure a good quality of life. Although three of her children are adults and have the opportunity to get a job, five of her children still remain in her care. Elda and her husband always strive to ensure they have a good education. To do this, Elda has worked selling fruit and vegetables in the street market of her town for approximately 20 years, which allows her to contribute financially to her family income along with her husband’s salary, and to cover all her household expenses. Thanks to her job, Elda has been able to offer her family a good quality of life, and gradually help them all get ahead in life. This is why she truly appreciates her business, and always tries to ensure that it prospers.

As the current seasonal harvest of produce is at a very low price, Elda has requested a loan to allow her to buy fruit and vegetables to supply her business, taking advantage of these low prices and obtaining a better return for her business. In this way Elda’s business will be able to continue offering good products at good prices to her customers, and she will be able to give her children all they need at home.

One day Elda would like to have her own premises and not have to work in the street market. This would allow her customers to find her more easily, and her sales would increase considerably as a result.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: April 13, 2012
Expired: July 1, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: April 13, 2012
Expired: July 1, 2012