A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase a motorbike which will allow her to travel more easily in order to provide her home services.


Lina Marcela's story

Lina is a woman who is very dedicated to her family and her work. Her tenacity and perserverance have allowed her to get ahead, while surpassing many different obstacles that have stood in her way.

2 years ago, she started her own business, providing nail grooming services and makeup. She also provides in-home services, depending on the desires of her customers. Her work has allowed her to generate more income in order to support her husband with the economic burdens of the household, and to meet the needs of her baby.

With the loan she is requesting, she will invest in buying a motorbike, which will allow her to travel more easily in order to provide her home services. She currently uses public transport, which really delays her business. This will allow her to continue her work and provide a more complete service to her customers, in a more agile and efficient way. This will also improve her profit margins for her labor.

Lina says that her biggest desire is to be able to continue her work, and to establish and strengthen her business so she can be more competitive in the market. Therefore, she will have the ability to provide a better quality of life for her family.

Support a Colombian entrepreneur that wants to fulfill her dreams!

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kelsey Hayden



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