A loan of $575 helped to buy ingredients for her dishes.


Yolanda Ysabel's story

Yolanda Isabel, 31, lives in Ica, a city currently noted for increased investment not only in agricultural exports, that is on the large plantations, but also with the opening of new shopping centers that provide many job opportunities for Ica residents. She does her work in her free time since she’s very dedicated. As she well knows, Perú is noted for having the most delicious dishes in the world and one of the dishes that Yolanda likes very much is “Arroz con Pato” [rice with duck]. Yolanda completed her studies in her career. She’s married. Her husband works digging wells. They have two children. The youngest attends preschool and the oldest is in fourth grade. Yolanda’s business is a cevichería, a business based on dishes made from fish and seafood. She works about 8 hours daily in her business. Her husband encouraged her to go into this business because dishes based on fish and seafood are very popular. In a day, Yolanda Isabel might tend to 35 customers daily. She believes that he business is successful because the flavor of her dishes is very pleasant and she also knows that she provides quick customer service. She wants Kiva lenders to help her so that she can offer a greater variety of seafood-based dishes. With her effort and dedication she’ll be able to increase sales which will get her closer to her great dream: to have a chain of cevicherías.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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