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7 people are supporting Maria del Carmen Landinez

Maria del Carmen Landinez

City: Villa del Rosario Country: Colombia Loan Use: To buy raw materials and an oven.
Loan Term: 48 Date Posted: October 23, 2017 First Repayment: April 30, 2017
Opportunity International Client Maria del Carmen Landinez

María del Carmen lives with her husband in a little town called Villa del Rosario. Their daughters are all independent and have their own families, which makes María very proud. Like many Colombians, María has to keep on working after retirement age. This is no problem for her since she loves cooking and serving customers at her restaurant. María claims that initially, her greatest business challenge was culinary, rather than financial. But, with a lifetime of cooking, it was not long before she developed the special taste that attracted a solid client base to her restaurant. The financial challenges came afterward, and she was able to overcome them with the help of Opportunity International. She used her loan to purchase raw materials and an oven. María´s dream is to see her business grow even more, so she can provide a greater wellbeing for her and her family.

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