A loan of $4,150 helped to buy fixed assets (refrigerator, freezer, tables and chairs, blender, kitchen utensils, other items) and the necessary ingredients (ice cream, fruit, wafers, toppings).


Yuliana Shirley's story

Yuliana is an enterprising young woman of 25. During her working life she has been employed by various businesses selling ice cream and fruit, but with the intention of becoming independent and generating greater income on her own account, she took the initiative of opening her own ice cream store.

For this purpose, she already has a location in front of a school, but needs help to buy the fixed assets (refrigerator, freezer, tables and chairs, blender, kitchen utensils, and other items) and the necessary ingredients (ice cream, fruit, wafers, toppings) that will enable her to launch her business project, taking advantage of the experience she has to make it successful.

Currently her main challenge is affording the high costs one must pay to locate in this part of the city; but she knows that with effort, discipline and dedication she can overcome all the obstacles. Her principal desire is to see her business become well known, with an increasingly better reputation. This is so that with time, she can become well established and be assured of good financial stability, so that she and her husband can enjoy a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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