A loan of $1,125 helped to buy supplies and groceries to make meals.

Laine Luz's story

Laine Lozano, 47, lives in the city of Cartagena with her family and makes a living selling food. She started this job when she moved to the community where she lives, because it's a small city with a natural market where she found immense possibilities for offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the residents.

She makes her sales from 8 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon. Her main customers are the construction workers and teams working on the construction of the new community, which is projected to have more than 15,000 inhabitants.

Laine has received one loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy a house in this macroproject of sustainable communities. Now she's applying for her first Kiva loan, with which she'll buy supplies and groceries to make her special meals.

And she'll be very successful because she reduces her costs by being able to buy in cash and wholesale. With her Kiva loan she'll also take advantage of the end-of-year holidays to invest well and be able to offer prepared foods for her customers to share happily with their families and welcome the new year together.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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