A loan of $1,475 helped to buy tables and chairs for her restaurant.

Rosaura Dionicia's story

Rosaura is 46 years old and lives in a house in an "anticrético" arrangement [paying a fixed sum instead of monthly rent]. Her home is located in the neighborhood of the bus terminal in the city of Tarija.

Rosaura is a single mother and has one child whom she cares for and helps in his studies. For several years she has worked in food preparation and sales. Now she has to work to be able to get ahead with her child. She has done this work for more than six years, being a person who is well known among her customers who eat her dishes.

Rosaura wants to have better income to get ahead, but she tells us that she needs to buy tables and chairs for her restaurant because the ones she has are borrowed. In this way she will be able to have her own furniture. As she already has experience in the area, the loan will be used to buy that furniture, equipment that is necessary for her to serve her customers.

Rosaura tells us that she wants to improve her standard of living. This is why, she says, the next loan she requests will be to buy a stove that she needs very much.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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