A loan helped to buy ingredients to prepare and sell her meals.


Maria Elena's story

Maria Elena is 34 years old. She is single and lives with her family in the city of Manta, known for its beautiful beaches that are visited at all times of the year.

Maria Elena is a very hardworking woman who works hard day to day to earn her own income, and at the same time be able to pay for her household expenses. It is for this reason that 6 years ago, with help from her mother and her sisters, they sell exquisite lunches and à la carte dishes. She works from home every day, allowing her to provide a good service to her clients.

This loan is for her very helpful because in this way she can improve her business. The loan will be used to buy ingredients to prepare the food. Her dream is to reactivate her business selling water drums.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer E. Power.


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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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