A loan of $500 helped purchase of wholesale food for her catering business.

Maria Niceta's story

María Niceta belongs to the "Mujer Bellavistana" loan group of the Bellavista district in the San Martín department. She is 59 years old and married with six children, one of whom is still dependent upon her. The fighting spirit that has always defined María Niceta and her goals to move forward inspired her to start a food business, selling kebabs in a comfortable local rental space. Little by little she has become very well-known among her customers. This activity has been going very well for her. She currently continues this business and sells her food nightly. She now has 15 years of experience and feels very content with her career.

With this 1500-sole ($500) loan, María Niceta will buy wholesale goods such as sacks of rice, eggs, and poultry for her kebabs. She also will buy better cooking utensils to proviD. better quality service.

María Niceta feels very peaceful and content with her life. She thanks the Movimiento Manuela Ramos for contributing to the accomplishment of her goals and dreams.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shanti Singh

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