A loan of $400 helped to purchase vegetables, meat, chicken, rice, corn, beans, eggs, etc.

Juana Del Carmen's story

uana is 39 years old. She lives in her own home with her life companion and her three children, ages 18, 16, and 12. Her husband is a tailor and her children are students. Like all women entrepreneurs, she decided to start selling food from her home. She has been engaged in this activity for many years and so already has plenty of experience. Best of all, she has many regular customers that prefer her more and more each day because she is enterprising, responsible, and hard-working. She wishes to see her children complete their studies and become professionals so that they may have better opportunities than she and her husband have had.

With the intention of taking on higher market demand and improving profits, she decided to request this loan from Integral to invest in her business. She will purchase needed supplies (vegetables, meat, chicken, rice, corn, beans, eggs, etc.) to prepare a variety of delicious dishes which will attract more customers and help her achieve her goal. She is confident that with the help of this institution and with her dedication to her business, she will achieve positive results that will allow her to improve her family’s living conditions and continue helping her children with their studies

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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