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Total loan: $1,050
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Estefanía

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / Food Stall

A loan of $1,050 helped to buy stock at wholesale (bread, cold cuts, sauces, disposables, soft drinks and other items) and undertake site improvements (fix the stove).


Estefanía's story

Estefanía is an enterprising and energetic young woman of 22, who after finishing her high school studies dedicated herself to seeking employment in order to generate income. But because of lack of work experience, and not having a university education, it was impossible for her to find work. For this reason, approximately three years ago she started her business, selling fast food in the area where she lives.

She works every day from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, and this way has managed to generate the necessary resources to contribute to the household finances. For the purpose of building up her business, she is requesting the help of the loan to buy supplies at wholesale (bread, cold cuts, sauces, disposables, soft drinks and other items) and undertake site improvements (fix the stove). This will allow her to have supplies available for meeting her business's current demand. In addition she will be able to meet health requirements and avoid future penalties. She will formalize her business little by little and be able to give it a better appearance, which will attract the attention of passersby.

Estefanía, with her spirit of self-improvement and her drive has as her main goal for the near future to better organize her business. She wants to build it up and position it in the market, offering a greater variety of food, and having greater profitability so that she can improve her family's living conditions and well-being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



Loan details

Loan length:

21 months
Disbursed date: November 26, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

21 months
Disbursed date: November 26, 2013