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Total loan: $1,050
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Luz Aleida

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / Grocery Store

A loan of $1,050 helped to buy kitchen utensils and stock up on wholesale items like wafer cookies and solterita biscuits, caramel, sweet cream, cheese, condensed milk, and other products.


Luz Aleida's story

Luz is 45 years old and has one child. She has been head of household since she separated from her husband. She used to work for a book and record store. She would also sell wafer cookies and solterita biscuits, a business she carried out at the store thanks to her boss, who allowed her to have a small area in order for her to do business. This allowed her to cover her family expenses for the last sixteen years that she had that job. She currently works at a different store at the counter Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and wants to restart her business selling sweets in order to keep generating better income.

That is why she decided to request this loan, so that she can buy kitchen utensils and wholesale goods like wafer cookies and solterita biscuits, caramel, sweet cream, cheese, condensed milk, and other products. This will allow her to start supplementing her income.

Luz's main goal is to strengthen her business so that it becomes her main source of income and she can become completely independent and spend more time with her son. She fights for him constantly in order to give him a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: November 20, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: November 20, 2013