A loan of $950 helped buy a “carrito salchipapero” (fast food cart) and supplies for prepared food sales.


Esther's story

Esther is a woman who perseveres. She lives in the city of Pucallpa in the Ucayali region. She is 24, and she has one son.

She sells prepared food during the day. In the evenings she sells “salchipapas” (fast food made from fried sausages and fried potatoes). This business is in her house. She has her husband’s support. He is a carpenter (workman).

Esther has been a member of the Ricardo Palma Communal Bank for four years. With her first loan of 300 PEN she bought brooms to sell. She currently needs a loan for 2,700 PEN to buy a “carrito salchipapero” (fast food cart) and supplies for her prepared food sales.

Esther’s dream is to have a well equipped restaurant.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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