A loan of $375 helped to buy ingredients for making her meals.


Yolanda's story

Yolanda is 45 years old. She is a very kind and hard-working woman who lives in her own home together with her two beloved children, 24 year-old Juan and 17 year-old Flor, who she would like to provide with a better quality of life.

Although she was very young, Yolanda didn't let her financial problems beat her. She managed to put together a small amount of money and set up her own business selling meals. Now she has a lot of customers and the delicious tamales and 'juanes' (a traditional chicken-based dish) that she prepares are very much in demand with her customers who also enjoy a little frozen something to help them beat the intense heat of the city of Pucallpa.

What Yolanda most enjoys about her work is serving her customers. She takes great pains to keep them happy. She has been in this business for three years and she considers the most difficult part of her work to be having to remain under the burning sun every day. In the near future, she hopes to be able to buy a food cart so she can move her things more easily.

This is Yolanda's first loan from MFP and she hopes to receive support from each and every one of you so that she can continue in her work. She will use the 1,000 Peruvian soles she has requested to buy more ingredients for preparing her delicious dishes.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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