A loan of $725 helped to buy supplies and furniture.


Julia Veronica's story

Julia is a new client who comes to us thanks to the recuriting efforts made in the Achumani area. She is a single mother of two children. She lives under the "anticretico" (Anticretico is a transaction not available in the U.S. whereby a property owner requests a "loan" from you in exchange for housing, which must be paid back to you at the end of your contract. If your loan is not repaid, the property owner loses the property to you) modality and supports her family with a neighborhoold grocery store that at night she turns into a snack bar where she sells such typical dishes as "salchipapas" (a type of fast food that consists of thinly sliced pan-fried beef hot dogs or sausage and French fries, mixed together and served on a plate or in a paper cone, served with different sauces) and "silpanchos" (a schnitzel-style beef that is served with tomatoes, onions and a base layer of rice. It is often served with fried eggs on top.) At that time of night, this is the only place in the area where such dishes can be found. She also owns a minibus which provides her with a daily rental income. Julia, upon noting that her eatery lacked enough space to accommodate all the customers that came, decided to rent a room which is across the way from her current place of business and furnish it to better serve more customers. This is the reason behind the loan request to buy furniture and supplies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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