A loan of $800 helped to buy a refrigerator and a television.

Balentina's story

Balentina works in food service, lunch at mid-day and dinner in the evenings. She has five children and all are independent. She lives in her own home, above a very busy avenue passing through the fourth ring [a neighborhood defined by Santa Cruz's circular avenues] of the city of Santa Cruz. She has been in this business for more than ten years. With the money from the loan, Balentina will buy a fridge and a television for the establishment and in this way give good service and entertainment to her customers, apart from the good dishes she offers. Balentina is a very kind person, her wish is to be able to have more customers and in this way grow her income. Balentina feels grateful to the institution for the quickness and good treatment she has received.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tamara Hellgren

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