Yolanda lives in the Monte Alto neighborhood of La Guardia, located 20 km away from the town of Santa Cruz. Her activity is to sell empanadas (stuffed bread), the typical Santa Cruz chicha (chicha being a variety of maize-derived fermented beverage, common all over South America), and fried chickens. Her husband works in constructions, and provides for the family together with his wife. Their children are attending school. The loan she is requesting will be used to build a canopy in her house that will shelter the vehicle she uses as transportation mean for her activity. She needs to buy construction materials such as tiles, concrete and so on. She has been living in the area for 8 years and has been engaging in her activity for about the same amount of time. She is a very hard-working and responsible person, always preoccupied with the well-being of her family. She is really thankful to Emprender and Kiva for the confidence shown in granting the loan.
La Sra. Yolanda Vive en la localidad de la guardia distante a 20 km de la ciudad de Santa Cruz, en el Barrio Monte Alto, su actividad es la venta de empanadas, chicha bebida típica de santa cruz, pollos fritos; su esposo se dedica a la construcción, el cual conjuntamente con su esposa sustentan a su familia, sus hijos se encuentran en edad escolar, el destino del crédito es para construir un techo en su domicilio para guardar su vehículo que le sirve como medio de transporte para su negocio; y necesita comprar material de construccion como teja, cemento, etc. hace 8 año que vive en la zona y es el mismo tiempo que se dedica al mismo negocio, es muy trabajadora y muy responsable siempre pensando en el bienestar de su familia, esta muy agradecida con Emprender y kiva por la confianza brindada en la otorgación del crédito.
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