A loan of $850 helped to buy ingredients for making food and to repair her business premises.

Belkin Yojana's story

Belkin Yojana, aged 27, has a four-year-old child. She is a single mother and lives in the Valle Fresco village in Olanchito.

Owing to lack of employment, she decided to work selling food, which she has been doing for three years now. She has premises across from the city bus-terminal. This business was her mother's, from whom she inherited it. She sells fast food such as baleadas (filled tortillas), tacos, pastries stuffed with meat, fried plantains with meat and chicken, sodas, etc. She has a good customer base. and her business is open from six in the morning until four in the afternoon.

The loan that she has requested is for investing in the purchase of ingredients such as meat, vegetables, flour, butter, spices, etc., for making food. It is also for making repairs to her premises so as to be able to offer good service to her customers.

All this effort that she is making is to be able to get ahead financially with her family, and to be able to grow her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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