A loan of $1,000 helped industrial stove.

Rosa Carmen's story

Rosa is 60 years old, and she sells and delivers lunches every day. She lives in an urban area known as Orchids (Orquídeas), because upon discovery, they saw many flowers, and at present there is a park of these flowers.

Ten years ago she started to sell meals to her neighbors, in order to support her four children, and to build her house, since she is not married. From that time to date, sale of food has been the financial means to support her family. She works from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 preparing and delivering food to her customers. She also has a group of people who are sent lunches to their places of employment. A lunch comes with soup, main dish, and juice; the cost is $1.60.

In order to prepare her meals in less time in the morning, she would like to use the loan to buy an industrial stove. In the future, she wants to have another floor in her house, and more space for her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Jane Wilkie

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