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Rubiela Gil

City: Bogotá Country: Colombia Loan Use: Restocking
Loan Term: 16 Date Posted: January 16, 2018 First Repayment: June 11, 2017
Opportunity International Client Rubiela Gil

Rubiela Gil lives in Bogotá with her mother, her daughter, and her granddaughter. Over the years she has built, little by little, a successful business in the entry hall of her house. She sells snacks, soda, candy, and homemade arepas and coffee. By staying at home she can do the chores while there are no clients and take care of her granddaughter after she comes back from school. Rubiela´s family depends to a great extent on her sales, and she has had to learn to make the most of them over the years. Her greatest challenge has been managing her business efficiently. This is why, aside from the ease of the loan process, she values the financial education workshops offered for free by Opportunity. Recently, Rubiela gave her business a forward leap by introducing homemade products into her stock. Rubiela wants to continue expanding her business in order to pay her granddaughter’s education, take care of her mother and to help her daughter to build her own house.

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