A loan of $775 helped to buy tables, chairs, wall mirrors, new tablecloths and napkin rings, among other items.

Ana Del Pilar's story

Ana is a young woman of 22 years old. She lives in the pretty, warm and friendly city of Pisco. The city is characterized by its beautiful beaches, agriculture--particularly cotton and corn as well as fishing. We can also appreciate the tourist attractions such as the islands of Ballestas and Candelabro de Paracas. In her free time Ana enjoys playing volleyball with her friends and neighbors but what she likes the most is eating one of her favorite dishes, the very rich "Cau Cau". She only reached secondary school because her parents did not have sufficient economic resources, but she would have liked to study Hotel Management and Tourism.

With much enthusiasm and above all, optimism, Ana works daily in her business where she sells food. She works about 10 hours a day and is able to attend to uo to 35 customers daily. Ana has been working in this business for one year already and believes that it is going well for her because she brings good seasoning in the preparation of her plates and above all is very well known by her customers.

Ana is very thanksful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to the help that is being brought to her she will be able to obtain new supplies for work, including tables, chairs, mirrors for the walls, new tablecloths and napkin rings, among other items. In this way she will improve the appearance of her business and make her customers more comfortable, allowing her to increase her earnings and continue working each day to move forward and fulfill her greatest dream: to study for a career and above all, have her own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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