A loan of $1,050 helped to invest in fixed assets.


Fatys's story

Mrs. Fatys rents a stall and sells home-styled lunches, amongst the dishes that she serves daily include: peanut soup, spicy chicken, and steak. In the weekends she serves special plates like fried fish, baked fish, duck majadito (a mixture of beef jerky and rice served with a fried egg and a banana—typical dish of Santa Cruz), and others. She also sells sodas and prepares drinks like (dried peaches) and lemonade. She has the help of her two children to take care of her lodgings. Most of the competition that she has is in the two days of the street market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) that are two blocks from her pension.

Mrs. Fatys began this business two years ago when her family’s economic situation was getting complicated. She wanted to travel to another country to better her economic wellbeing like many others have done, but that would separate the family and decided to stay and work. She takes care of a pension with the help of her family and of her sister who offered her the store that she now rents because she has the income to take care of the rent as well as the necessities of her family.

Mrs. Fatys’ dream is to improve her business by providing new dishes since the store is very well located.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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