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Total loan: $525
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Aura Estela

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / Restaurant

A loan of $525 helped to buy raw materials in bulk (meat, pasta, grains, sodas, vegetables) and to repair the fridge, which is in bad condition.


Aura Estela's story

Aura is a 50-year old single mother who has two children, whom she has supported with hard work and dedication. She has worked as an independent saleswoman for 5 years and owns a restaurant on the main road of her neighborhood. She has a lot of customers, works Monday through Sunday and counts on the help of an employee during the weekends. Thanks to her job she can generate enough resources to cover her basic household expenses.

With an aim to consolidate her business and attract new customers, she is requesting a loan to buy raw materials in bulk (meat, pasta, grains, sodas, vegetables) and to repair the fridge, which is in bad condition. This would allow her to provide a better service, to increase sales and to face disloyal competition in the area. Aura's objective is to buy her own space for the business and to save money to buy a house. She wants to improve their quality of life and to enjoy a higher level of comfort with her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: February 24, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: February 24, 2014