A loan of $750 helped to buy commodities and renovate her space.

Onix De Jesus's story

Onix is 50 and lives with her 26-year-old daughter is one of the most traditional areas of Barranquilla, a pleasant and welcoming city. She is very popular in her neighborhood, and she takes advantage of this to grow her business selling prepared foods and cold beer and sodas. She started her business eight years ago when the owner of the restaurant where she worked became ill and closed the business. Onix, therefore, had to work on her own and needed to care for her daughter. She began to sell lunches from her house and slowly grew the business by putting her energy and effort behind it.

She began the business during carnival season, which gave her a chance to gauge sales and instilled in her the desire to grow it to support her daughter, who will soon finish her nursing courses. Her sales and demand continue to grow, and having capital to invest and satisfy her customers is a challenge. This is why she approached Kiva for a loan, her first with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use the loan to buy commodities and renovate and reorganize her space. She hopes this will inspire customers to come back to enjoy the food she serves. Her great dream is that her daughter finishes her studies and enjoys a successful future.

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