A loan of $425 helped to buy crates of eggs and noodles to prepare chicken soup.

Yesica's story

Yesica is 35 and unmarried. She lives with the father of her four small children in a house located on a plot of land that is shared with her brother. In previous years, she worked as a ticket collector in a coach operated by her domestic partner. Nonetheless, she dreamt of having her own business. As such, she undertook to sell chicken soup by way of transient sales. The first year was difficult because she was working alone. She later acquired an assistant, whose help she has relied on ever since. Yesica sets up her sales stall at 3 am near a bus stop, a location that receives a lot of traffic and therein an advantage in making more sales. She has many clients, including drivers who regularly come to her establishment and drive up her earnings. She is very happy in this vocation and hopes to save enough to build a house and improve her children's quality of life. This is her 7th loan with Kiva partner MFP and she is ready to be responsible for making her loans payments. She likes to work with her communal finance group, as the members are very supportive. With this loan, she will buy crates of eggs and packets of noodles to continue making her succulent dishes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson

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