A loan of $750 helped to purchase a cart with a built-in kitchen.

Frank Edihno's story

Frank is a 31 year old young man who lives in the district of Parcona. Parcona District is known for having a warm and welcoming climate. It is a district where agriculture has developed, especially the cultivation of cotton.

In his spare time, Frank enjoys watching television, especially comedies. Occasionally he also enjoys eating one of his favorite dishes, the delicious “Arroz con Pollo”. Due to scarce economic resources he was only able to study until high school however he would have liked to have studied law.

Day after day Frank gets up very early to prepare his delicious pork buns as well as his soft drinks. He works around 10 hours a day and can wait on up to 30 customers daily. He believes that his business is doing well because he prepares the bread with a good seasoning and above all because he waits on his customers so pleasantly.

Frank is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to the help they have given him, he will be able to purchase a cart with a built-in kitchen. Thus, he will be able to offer warm drinks to his customers now that we are in the winter season. With this improvement, he will be able to offer more products to his customers and improve his earnings. This will allow him to continue working day after day very enthusiastically and he will be able to make his greatest dream a reality: “Owning a fine restaurant”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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