A loan of $675 helped purchase ingredients for her meals.


Esther's story

Esther is 55 years old. She lives with her daughter in a house she owns. She's been selling food at a local school for three years. Every morning she cooks at home and takes the meals to the school near her house. Her food is for the teachers and students, and she stays at the school until 3 in the afternoon, sometimes until 5. Esther is able to earn enough this way to cover her family's living expenses. She also enjoys her work because she likes to cook. She still helps support her daughter, who is studying in the university. Esther dreams of opening a restaurant and working there during the day. This is her third loan with MFP. She is one of the founders of her communal bank and she always inspires more responsibility in the other members. The requested loan will be used to buy groceries in bulk for the meals she prepares.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg


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