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Total loan: $1,625
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Luis Alfredo

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / Fruits & Vegetables

A loan of $1,625 helped to buy vegetables.


Luis Alfredo's story

Luis is a man characterised by his strength and dedication as he strives for a better future. Displaced by violence a year ago, he moved to Medeillín in hope of having a better life for him and his family - he has a wife and two children, both of whom are still under 18. With no financial support Luis was starting from zero as he looked for ways to generate an income to support the family.

Five months ago, Luis started a vegetable store in order to improve his financial situation. Due to his lack of education, access to the job market became an incredibly difficult thing to gain.

The people in the area have responded well to Luis's new shop and so he wants to invest in the business to increase sales and improve his family's quality of life.

Luis's biggest dream is to be able to turn the vegetable shop into a self-service shop and to become a source of employment for the area.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: April 9, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: April 9, 2013