A loan of $875 helped to purchase supplies such as rice, meat, and canned goods.

Juana Lucia's story

Juana is 62 years old and really hopes that her food business will succeed in the next few years.

Juana began her career when she had the chance to open her own business. People told her that she was good at cooking and so she decided to go into business. She works with her daughter Mondays to Sundays from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Her main difficulty has been transportation, both in terms of going to purchase vegetables and in the amount of customers she is able to serve. Juana is married; her husband is a construction foreman, and they have 1 son who is 24 years old.

Juana’s goal is to open another location and to hire people who can cook and finish building her house. She wants to use the loan to invest in her food business by purchasing rice, meat, canned goods, and grain.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson

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