A loan of $300 helped to buy natural medicine, bee pollen, propolis, sauces, menthol, soya, etc.

Yilkia's story

Yilkia is 25 years old and has natural product store where she offers therapeutic services and sells products like soya, sauces, menthol for muscular pain, expectorant, digestives, etc. It generates her income. She started her business 9 years ago when she decided to offer a complimentary service to her father's botanical medicine.

Yilkia constantly promotes her product by fliers left door-to-door and the good service she offers her clients. Her main clients reside in her neighborhood and she works from 8 in the morning until 6 at night. She buys in cash from distributors that provide what her clients request. Her goal is to expand her sales and services to other neighborhoods and approach part of the city of Barranquilla which is located quite close to where she lives and has her business.

Now she is applying for a loan from Kiva with which she will buy natural medicine, pollen propolis, sauces,menthol, soya,etc. Yillia has a goal of generating more income to help support her family much more.

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