A loan of $750 helped to buy ingredients to make chicken tamales.

Carmen Jimena's story

Carmen, 21, isn’t married but lives with her partner with whom she has a son who is 3 years old. She sells chicken tamales and soft-drinks. Her sales stand is located in Pedro Lorenzo. The loan is the first sequence she’s taken with the institution. Carmen will use this loan to buy ingredients to make chicken tamales and will also buy soft-drinks at wholesale in order to increase working capital. The challenge Carmen faces in her business is to rise out of poverty and she’ll use the benefits from the loan to improve her and her family’s quality of life. Her wish for her business is to become one of the best sellers and to have more customers to improve her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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