A loan of $500 helped to buy a fast-food cart, and ingredients for the first days of operation.

Dora Luz's story

Dora Luz is a person who has always devoted herself to providing greater well-being for her family. This is why she works hard selling merchandise by catalogue, and selling empanadas (stuffed pastries) and fried foods. However, these activities do not allow her to generate good income, as her level of sales is very low, due to the fact that she has few customers in her area.

For some time, Dora Luz has been getting suggestions from her customers that she set up a fast-food business, as in this part of the city, there isn't a business like this, and it is much desired by people in the area.

Dora Luz plans to set up this business, so she can increase her income, and in this way improve the quality of life of her husband and son. However, she doesn't have sufficient capital to start the business.

This is why Dora Luz is hoping to take out a loan, to allow her to buy a fast-food cart and the necessary ingredients for the first days. This will enable her to start selling fast-food.

Dora Luz hopes that with this new livelihood, she can generate more income than she does currently, so that she can fulfill her dream of her son having the best possible education, and financial stability in the future, so that he doesn't have to suffer as many setbacks as his parents did.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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