A loan helped to buy groceries for food preparation.


Cruz Maria's story

Cruz Maria, 44, is in a civil union and has 4 adult children. Her partner is a trader and they live in the charming city of Manta, which is visited annually by both foreign and national tourists.

She is a very hard-working woman who, for 5 years has rented a premises together with her sister to be able to sell fast foods, such as salchipapas, hamburgers, deep fried tortillas, smoothies, among others. She is helped by her sister and other assistants. They work every day in the morning until the afternoon. Their main customer are the inhabitants of the area. Cruz attends to all her customers in an pleasant manner offering them delicious fast foods, since that way she can get ahead in life.

She will invest this loan in the purchase of groceries. Her dreams are to have her own place and her business continues to grow.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Saranya Chunduri.


This loan is special because:

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


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