A loan of $400 helped to buy rice and meat.

Martha Jennifer's story

Martha is 25 years old. She sells lunches in the afternoon for $1.60. She lives in a peri-urban area called Paraíso de la Flor which is a region known for its dirt roads and mountains.

Three years ago she started selling food in a family eatery. Little by little, with some savings and the experience which she had of selling food, she decided to start her own business selling lunches. Due to this good decision, she now has a small eatery where she works every day with her brother from 6.00am until her lunches run out. The lunch comes with juice, soup and main course for only $1.60.

She would like to continue with her business. For this reason, she would like to use the loan to buy rice, meat and fruit for making her lunches. In the future, she would like to move her eatery to a safer place since the place she is now is very dangerous.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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