A loan of $575 helped to buy wheat flour, oils and other ingredients.


Visitación's story

Visitación lives with her family, consisting of her spouse and her 4 children ages 9 to 19 years old, in San Jacinto a municipality in the county of Bolivar which is well known for its woven crafts. After her husband learned the craft of pizza-making in the capital of Colombia, Bogotá, she learned it from him and later began to work together with him, until she was able to find a location to work independently. Today she makes and sells pizzas of many different flavors in this location. She adjusts the pizzas to the tastes of her customers. Her larger goal is to have a big shop to reach and make sales to more consumers. She dreams of earning more profits that would help her to offer her children the opportunity to continue studying and achieving great successes. Her return on investment today is no less than 7% and from this amount she projects her investments. Today Visitación is applying for a Kiva loan, her first financing through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. She will use the loan to buy wheat flour, oils and other ingredients and to make important purchases that will allow her to obtain special prices based on volume. This will ensure that her investment is very successful which is exactly why she is proposing to do this with the Kiva loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth



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