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Total loan: $500
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Aracely Margoth

Colombia
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $500 helped to buy corn masa, thermoses for coffee and hot chocolate, and a new tricycle.


Aracely Margoth's story

Aracely is 33 years old and she lives with her partner and their three children, who are between three and eleven years old, in the city of Cartagena in an area with beautiful beaches, breezes, and ocean. For ten years now, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aracely has gone out on her tricycle with her Caribbean cheer selling grilled arepas, sandwiches, and delicious drinks, such as coffee and hot chocolate. Her day starts very early because she goes to the city market to buy her ingredients so she herself can prepare the products she sells to her customers every day. Her goal is to have 10 tricycles in various neighborhoods to increase her sales and finally achieve her dream of prosperity by having her own home. She is currently applying for a Kiva loan to buy corn masa, thermoses for coffee and hot chocolate, and a new tricycle. With this investment she hopes to increase her sales and little by little overcome the most important challenges in her life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: February 26, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: February 26, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)