A loan of $600 helped to buy oil, rice, meat, beans, cheese, juices, and soft drinks.


Cecilia Jeannette's story

Cecilia has a small food stand. She lives in her own home with her 13-year-old daughter. She is divorced and works to support her family. She is a teacher and a merchant. Together with her sister, she sells food and drinks. She is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of materials to make food: oil, rice, meat, beans, and cheese. She will also buy drinks like juice and soft drinks. This loan will help her improve her business by investing in the necessary materials to be able to increase her food production. Her objective through her loans is to be able to grow and expand her food stand into a small restaurant, to improve her work along with her sister, and to improve her family's finances.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper


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