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A loan of $575 helped to buy basic household products.

Liria's story

Liria is a 55-year-old saleswoman who lives in the south of the city of Barranquilla. She has three children who are between 31 and 37 years old. Liria makes income selling food products, snacks, meat, soft drinks, tubers and other basic household products that she buys daily, weekly or monthly, in agreement with each supplier. She makes her sales retail and mainly sells for cash. She has been running her business from her home for more than 10 years and it allows her to cover her expenses. Liria lives and manages her business alone. Her goal for the future is to separate her personal space from her business space and she works constantly in order to make the income she needs to achieve this. Her biggest challenge in achieving her goal is that she does not have enough working capital to structure things in the way she wishes. For this reason, she is requesting a Kiva loan (her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo) in order to gain new working capital to use in her business. She will buy merchandise, acquire a good stock of products, increase her income through having more stock and buy in larger volumes. This is the reason she will succeed with her Kiva loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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