A loan of $400 helps to buy meat and plantains.

Silvia Elena's story

1 year ago, Silvia lost her job and decided to start a business selling fritanga [a small restaurant that serves homestyle food] all week.

She fought to find a source of income to improve her quality of life.

Her husband supports her and she is grateful because the business is doing well. Her son is her biggest motivation.

Silvia is asking for a loan Kiva-MiCrédito to buy meat and plantains to boost the sales and get more income to improve her house and her quality of life.

In the future, in the short term, she wants to open a diner with affordable prices.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angelica Restrepo.

This loan is special because:

It includes access to short-term emergency loans.

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