A loan of $1,000 helped rice, blenders, pans.

Jenny Margarita's story

Jenny is 45 years old and has a small food and lunch business. She lives in Paraíso de Guayaquil (a peri-urban area with dirt roads whose houses are in the mountains).

When her husband died she started her food business in order to support her two children. Her mother, who lives with her and helps her with the children's education, also helps her in her business. Jenny gets up really early in the morning and goes out to buy the supplies she needs to make her food whilst her mother helps her to prepare the food so that by midday she is serving lunches.

With her loan she would like to buy pans, blenders and rice to make more lunches. In the future, she would like to finish building her house to give her children a better life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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