Total loan: $975


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São Paulo, SP, Brazil / Food

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A loan helped to buy an industrial oven and ingredients for cooking at her Bolivian restaurant.

Karina's story

Karina has lived in Brazil with her husband and young daughter for over five years. She is originally from Bolivia, and she runs a small restaurant serving typical Bolivian food in São Paulo.

When she arrived in Brazil, she stayed with some friends until she found a place to live with her family. She has always enjoyed cooking, so she decided to open a Bolivian restaurant in São Paulo using some money that she and her husband had saved.

Unfortunately, they have been robbed twice and lost some equipment, but she did not stop working and restarted her business in another neighbourhood, where she quickly built it up again.

She will invest this loan in buying an industrial oven and ingredients for cooking.

Her dream is to expand her restaurant and to be able to employ refugees, giving them a better life in Brazil.