A loan of $700 helped drinks, rice.

Rosa Pepita's story

Rosa, who is 47 years old, lives in the Suburbio de Guayaquil (an urban area; the majority of inhabitants are small business owners). She has a small restaurant where she makes typical foods like braised goat stew, chicken stew and beef stew.

One of her children urged her to stop cooking in her house and start her own food business. She began by making typical dishes and little by little invested the money to buy an industrial kitchen. Because of this good decision she now has a small restaurant where she makes meals and snacks. She works from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm everyday.

Rosa wants to use the loan to buy drinks and rice for her foods. In the future, she wants to have a larger restaurant and work with more people.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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