A loan of $450 helped to purchase meat, sausage, potatoes and rice.


Yaira Lisbeth's story

Yaira is single and has no children. She is part of the communal bank Las Cumbres [The Mountaintops] in the city of Manta. Some time ago she was in a relationship but separated. Now she lives in the home of her ex sister-in-law who has supported her during difficult times.

Our associate is in the fast food business in a venture she shares with others. She invests a weekly capital of 100 dollars in order to buy meat, sausage and other necessary ingredients. It has been going very well for her this entire time and she is very grateful to the Foundation for the loans she has received.

Yaira will be able to invest the entire amount of this loan in her business. She reports that there is a strong demand in her business since the area customers are regulars, so much so that she works every day, all day and evening, selling over 50 chuzos (meat on a stick).

Our associate's dream is to be able to finish her studies since she was only able to get to the fifth grade in school.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts


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