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Total loan: $975
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María Lastenia

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / Food Stall

A loan of $975 helped to buy another food cart in better condition, cooking utensils and necessary ingredients (bread, cold cuts, sauces and soft drinks).


María Lastenia's story

María is 40 years old and the single mother of 7 children for whom she has struggled fiercely to get them ahead. She has been working for about 7 years as an independent business person selling fast food from a food cart that she bought second-hand. Her work day is from 4 pm to 11 pm, Thursday to Sunday. The other days she works as a domestic in different houses in the area. In this way she earns the revenues needed to educate, cloth and feed her children.

With the aim of strengthening her business she is requesting a loan to buy another food cart in better condition, cooking utensils and the necessary supplies (breads, cold cuts, sauces, soft drinks). This will allow her to improve her working conditions and increase her sales as the tools she has now are in poor shape and give a poor impression to her customers. María dreams of having a her own shop where she could provide better service and high quality products. She wants to position herself better in the market and generate more profit to provide her children with a higher quality of life and well-being.

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Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: January 29, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: January 29, 2014