A loan helped to buy potatoes, cassava, corn, chickens, vegetables, and condiments, among other ingredients for making traditional foods, since she is planning to establish another sales location.


Bessy Carmina's story

Bessy is married. Her partner offers transportation services, and she has a little son.

Bessy has been making and selling traditional foods for a number of years, and she learned [this business] from her mother. She travels 3 kilometers from her house to her business, and she works from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

She needs the loan to buy potatoes, cassava, corn, chickens, vegetables, and condiments, among other ingredients for making traditional foods, since she is planning to establish another sales location.

Bessy dreams of making her business grow and increasing her income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.


This loan is special because:

It enables vulnerable women to start and grow their own business.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details