A loan of $275 helped to buy ingredients for preparing her meals.

Delfina's story

Delfina belongs to the “Mujeres Trabajando II” (Working Women II) Village Bank in the Tarapoto District, San Martin Province, Department of San Martín. She is 42, separated, and has four children, three of whom still depend on her. Wishing to see her children become professionals with their own incomes, she decided to start up her own business. She earns her living selling kebabs and juanes every day starting at 6:30PM. She tells us that sales are going nicely, since she is very well received and her food is quite delicious. Right now things are going smoothly for her as she continues with her business; she has steady customers who know her well for her food’s yummy flavors.

Delfina plans to use her loan of 800 soles to buy ingredients for her meals, including: sacks of rice and sugar, chickens, crates of eggs, bunches of bananas, lots of pastas and oils, and cooking utensils, all so she can provide quality service. She feels strongly about continuing to sell her food. Later, she wants to expand her business with a restaurant, well-equipped so she can offer her customers the best attention and service. She is grateful to the Manuela Ramos movement for contributing to the fulfillment of her dreams and goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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