A loan of $400 helped to buy food preparation supplies.

Kriscia Maria's story

Kriscia, 26, lives in Usulután department with her husband and two children who are 8 and 6 years of age. Her husband sells computer accessories and she has an eatery and pupusa (typical Salvadoran snack) stand. These are the sources of income they can count on to support their family.

Kriscia’s business started with help from her husband and her mother who also has an eatery. The space for her business is rented and she has an employee that works from 7am until 6pm. She wants to invest in merchandise that’s necessary to prepare the food but she lacks funds to do so.

She is asking for a loan to buy such items as: meats, spices, corn and beverages that are part of the dishes her customers enjoy daily. All of this with the goal in mind to provide good customer service in order to keep them preferring her above others, possibly increasing their number and improving her income. Like every business, this one has its risks too. For instance, food prices can rise and she might need to increase the price of each dish.

Among Kriscia’s aspirations is to invest her loan well, that it will allow her to increase her customer base, demand and income or profits to improve her family’s living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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