A loan of $1,200 helped stove.


Zobeida Alexandra's story

Zobeida is 44 years old and lives in the suburbs in Guayaquil. Her husband is a driver. They have 5 children. She used to sell cheese pastry (bite-sized and made of flour and filled with cheese). But since this wasn’t enough to support their children, she decided to make lunches but with home delivery.

Since then she and her son deliver lunches to the homes of her customers in her area from 12 until 3 pm. She also sells lunches in the garage of her house. She sells the lunches from her home and in the afternoon she is in charge of delivering them. Her daughter helps her occasionally. The lunch includes soup, a second course and a fresh juice. She sells them for $ 1.25 each.

That is why she wants to buy a stove with the loan, in order to make the meals more quickly. She wants to have a restaurant in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sue Haynes



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