A loan of $800 helped to purchase a security camera and an alarm for her business.

Nelly Fernanda's story

Nelly is a dynamic woman who is always looking for the opportunities for progress that life offers.

She lived in Cali, Colombia, almost all her life, but she had to leave to live in Medellín, Colombia, because of the limited opportunities that her city offered her.

When she arrived at the capital of the department of Antioquia, she dedicated herself to seeking her independence and decided to start her own business. That's how she got started with an internet café.

Up to now, her establishment has been well-received because in the area where it is located, there are no other business of its type; this has been the key to her progress.

She is requesting a loan to buy a security camera and an alarm. This will allow her to have more control over her business, since the neighborhood where the establishment is located is unsafe and she prefers not to put herself at risk.

Her objective is for her business to be well-known and reputable, to offer other services, and satisfy the needs of her customers, who are mostly students.

One of her challenges is the school vacation season, because sales of her services diminish.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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