A loan of $1,000 helped to buy meats, basic grains and beans, vegetables, condiments, and drinks.

Idalia Beatriz's story

Idalia Beatriz is thirty-nine years old and lives with her life partner and three children in her own house in an urban area near the capital of her country. She owns a small restaurant in her home where she sells a variety of exquisite dishes like chicken, rice, salads, soups, and others, mostly at lunchtime.

Lately the demand for her business has increased because all her items are made with top quality ingredients, the space is very clean, and above all at very reasonable prices; additionally, the service is excellent, she serves people very quickly and always with a smile on her face. The location also has proven to be quite convenient, as there are many workers all around her location.

Idalia is a very positive woman, with an exceptional sense of fairness about payments. People give very good reports of her, that she is dedicated to her work, responsible, and humble, and she always works to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves to her. She thinks that she's been very successful, and what she wants is just the capacity to create, and to be able to do what makes her happy. This thought is what decided her on soliciting a loan from INTEGRAL which would permit her to buy meats, beans and grains, vegetables, condiments, drinks, etc. and improve the variety of her menu with the end result being that her current customers would continue to appreciate her food and that new customers would arrive.

Idalia Beatriz is confident that she will have success and give her family a life of plenty.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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