A loan helped to purchase tables so her customers can eat their food comfortably, and also she will invest in the purchase of supplies to make the food to sell.


Thelma Marisol's story

Thelma has as her business the sale of food and refreshing drinks. She has worked independently for three years, the schedule in which she does it is from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. Her advantage is that she has broad knowledge of the business since she learned it from her family members. Thelma is married, lives with her husband and three children, who are 15, 11 and 7, and are completely dependent.

She needs the loan to purchase tables so her customers can eat their food comfortably, and also she will invest in the purchase of supplies to make the food to sell, such as basic grains, seasonings, vegetables, etc. She hopes that the investment will be helpful to her to have a business with a better appearance and offer products of a better quality, with this both her sales and her income will be stable.

Thelma's dreams are to expand her business, open job opportunities, purchase her own house, and give her children the opportunity to better themselves academically so that they finish a university education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in El Salvador.


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