A loan of $850 helped to buy plastic wrap, chicken, rice, cooking oil etcetera.

María Eugenia's story

María Eugenia has a business selling food like fried chicken, enchiladas and pork with cassava. The business is located in one of the city markets in Leon. She has been doing this work for 40 years to bring money into her family. She is the mother of eight children, of them all, there is only one child whom is still dependent upon her.

She begins work at 5:00 am to prepare food at home. At 11:00 am she moves the food to her stall for sale and finishes about 2:00 pm. She works the same schedule Monday through Saturday. She started her business as a mobile street vendor with the initial investment taken from her savings.

The loan that she is requesting from CEPRODEL will be used it to buy the products wholesale in order to prepare her delicious dishes and offer more competitive prices to her customers, many of whom travel from the different municipalities of the city of León. This way, she will earn a higher wages and improve not only her standard of living, but also that of her 24 year old daughter.

Maria Eugenia dreams that her daughter will attain a successful career and make improvements to their home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg

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