A loan helped to buy free-range chickens, rice, fish, oils, plantains, peanuts, kitchen utensils, etc.


Gema Liceth's story

Gema Liceth is 28 years of age, is married, and has 2 children who are 11 and 9 years of age; they study in school. Her husband is a driver.

They live in their own house in San Placido. It is a beautiful valley where there are river swimming areas; waterfalls; tall hills; fields of corn, rice, tagua [palms], plantains, coffee, chocolate; and livestock. Its cuisine includes a variety of traditional dishes.

Gema Liceth takes advantage of the fact that her house is near the highway and many people pass by it. She prepares and sells homemade breakfasts and lunches, traditional food like free-range chicken stews, broths, tongas [bundles of rice, meat, plantain, and peanuts all wrapped up in plantain leaves], fish ceviches, and others. She works from Monday to Saturday with the help of 2 assistants, whom she pays by the day for their work.

The social isolation at first had her without work due to fear of infection and various restrictions that prevented going out to sell, but currently she is serving customers with biosafety protocols in place.

This loan is to buy free-range chickens, rice, fish, oils, plantains, peanuts, kitchen utensils, etc. Her dream is to once again have substantial sales and for her family to have lasting good health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Bruggemann.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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