A loan of $1,675 helped to buy a freezer and raw materials.

Jessenia Lucia's story

Jessenia, 32, has lived in Guayaquil since she was born. Among laughter she relates that she’s still unmarried because she hasn’t yet met her Prince Charming. She lives with her parents since her economy does not allow her to buy a house of her own.

She learned the business from her parents since they were in that line of work and then she decided to become independent selling dehydrated potatoes and stuffed green banana balls. Now she has a small snack bar with a large clientele since his products are very well-liked.

Jessenia informs us that the sector isn’t too dangerous but there is some crime which does concern her. Her future goal is to buy a house with an attached locale so that she doesn’t have to pay rent anymore and improve her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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