A loan of $350 helped purchase rice, eggs, chickens, and cooking utensils.

Telesila's story

Ms. Telesila F. is a member of the “Shatojinas Loboriosas” Microfinance Institute. She lives in the department of San Martín. She is a 38-year-old married mother of 3 children, 2 of whom still depend on her financially.

Her hardworking spirit and her desire to get ahead on her own, which she has always been known for, have helped her start her own business selling juanes (rice, chicken, olives and an egg wrapped in a plantain leaf and parboiled). Her business is located in a well-equipped space, where little by little she has been gaining popularity with customers. She says that her business is now very prosperous.

She still has this same business, which is open nightly. She has been working in this business for years, and she feels very satisfied with what she does.

She would like to invest this 1,000.00 PEN loan in purchasing ingredients such as sacks of rice, eggs, chickens for her juanes (a Creole dish), as well as cooking utensils so that she can offer high-quality service and replace her old tools.
Telesila feels at ease and content with her work, and she gives thanks to the Manuela Ramos Movement for helping her realize her hopes and dreams.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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