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Total loan: $1,600
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Elizabeth

Colombia
Itagui, Colombia / Catering

A loan of $1,600 helped to buy items and groceries (soda pop, liquor, beer, snacks, potatoes, turnovers, cakes) and to make some facility improvements (change the door and fix the bathroom).


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth is 41 years old and a single mother to a 6 year old child. All her life she has worked as a secretary in the office of various business, but she lost her last job because the business made a reduction in personnel. Therefore, she passed up many necessities as she didn't have enough money to support her home. In light of this situation and with the support of her family and friends, she decided to start her own business, a small cafe where she offers a variety of products such as fried food, soda pop, liquor, and other items. With this she has been able to be successful once again and provide support to her young child. Today she seeks a loan in support to continue her business, as she wishes to invest in purchasing items and groceries (soda pop, liquor, beer, snacks, potatoes, turnovers, cakes) and to make some facility improvements (change the door and fix the bathroom) with the goal of having products available to satisfy the demand and preferences of her different customers who visit her and she will have a better image to project and attract new customers. In this way she will be able to increase her income from sales and be able to continue fighting to make her dream reality, which is to accredit her business, expand and build customer loyalty and have the ability to provide employment to others, thus achieving an economic stability and provide a better education and quality of life for her small son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall



Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: June 29, 2013
Expired: August 30, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: June 29, 2013
Expired: August 30, 2013