A loan of $575 helped to buy basic ingredients, in large quantities, for the preparation of her food dishes.


Alicia's story

Alicia is 48 years old, and lives with her husband and son in their own house located in the community of Cajas Chico. For 26 years she has worked selling food from the country restaurant that she had built in her house. Her great skill and vocation in the kitchen has captivated the diners that come every day to her establishment to enjoy the various dishes typical of her region. She feels very happy, above all because she receives the support of her husband and children, who serve the public while she prepares the food and the bills. She works in her business every day, and there is more work on festival days such as the day of the worker, Mother's Day, and Christmas. All of this time and experience has allowed her to see the profitability of her business to sustain her economically. Her wish for the future is to improve the infrastructure of her business. as well as to be recognized as one of the best in the locality.

This is her 11th loan with MFP. She believes that all of this work with her group has served as a learning opportunity with regard to the use of money, to invest it in the growth of her business. She is very responsible with her payments and is grateful to the people who manage the loan she is requesting. She will invest the money requested to buy basic ingredients, in large quantities, for the preparation of her food dishes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman


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