A loan of $1,875 helped to buy tables and chairs to increase the seating capacity at her restaurant so that she that she does not lose customers.


Mary Luz's story

Mary Luz is a person who has always been known for wanting to give her husband and children a better quality of life. The income her husband generates is not enough to support the household expenses. That is why she decided to open her own business in order to have another source of income for the family. That is how, with some savings and a lot of effort, she established a restaurant where she offers her customers breakfast, lunch, and other food. Thanks to the good service that she offers, she has managed to win over a great number of customers. Ever since she opened her restaurant her family’s financial conditions have improved considerably. This allows her children to have access to a better quality of education. It also allows the whole family to have a better quality of life. Thanks to her sales she is now able to generate two jobs, and this makes her feel very proud. She is able to contribute to the income of two people who need it for their families. Also, they can get ahead. Because the business was started with very little capital, she does not have enough table and chairs to meet the customer demand. Therefore, her lunch business has been affected by not being able to tend to more customers. This is because of the restaurant’s small capacity. With the thought of improving this situation, Mary Luz is looking for a loan to buy chairs and tables. This way she will be able to increase her restaurant’s capacity. She will not lose customers because she does not have a place to seat them. She hopes that her sales will increase considerably this way. She will be able to tend to a lot of customers that she previously did not have the capacity to serve. Also, her household income will increase considerably. Her family will continue enjoying a very good quality of life. They will even have better financial opportunities to pay for their children’s university education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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