A loan of $800 helped stove.

Fanny Monserate's story

Fanny, 47-years-old, lives in the outskirts of Guayaquil (a suburban zone, surrounded by the Guayaquil marsh). She has a restaurant in her house where she sells food to her neighbors in the area.

Four years ago she began selling lunch to be able to pay her home expenses. She's not married and she has five children, 28, 27, 23, 21, and 15 years of age. Some of them help her while she cooks. She works from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. She cooks traditional dishes such as chicken with rice and many different kinds of soups.

To be able to cook her food in a greater volume she wants to buy a stove with the loan. In the future she wants to buy a car to distribute her food to companies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Richardson

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