A loan of $475 helped cement, sand and stones to reinforce her restaurant.

Juana Nelly's story

Juana V. is 63 years old. She lives in the outskirts of Guayaquil along the Perimetral ring road. Her house is made of cement and has only basic electrical and water connections.

Juana started cooking alongside her mother when she was very young. When she no longer had a stable job, she decided to open her own restaurant.

Now, Juana works every day from 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. The meals she prepares include chicken with rice, noodles, and beef with beans or lentils. One of the complications she is facing is the heavy seasonal rain.

With the loan, she would like to buy cement, stones and sand to construct and equip her business more effectively. In the future, she would like to operate a good restaurant.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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