A loan of $1,050 helped to buy chairs, tables, rice in bulk, and plates.

Maria Fernanda's story

Maria lives in the south of Guayaquil known as Guasmo. Her house, despite being in an area that lacks a lot of government attention, has basic services and is made of cement, but it is not her own as she lives with her parents. Maria is 26 years old, separated, and has a son who goes to the local public school. She works in the preparation and sale of fast food. She has been doing this for the past 7 years, and she very much likes to cook and it gives her good results. She tells us that she feels very happy being able to do something that she truly likes, especially when people praise her food and her clients keep coming back for more. She does this work in the company of her mother who was the one who taught her how to prepare her dishes. As she is a single mother her greatest worry is that she will become sick, since her 6 year old son depends on her. Maria would like to grow her business, and as such would like this loan to buy chairs, tables, rice in bulk and plates.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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