A loan of $300 helped to buy a hot food display case and a larger deep-fryer.

Jacqueline's story

Jaquelin, 45, lives in the southwestern part of the city where she runs a fried food stall, selling cheese snacks, meat-stuffed potatoes, vegetables, chicken, tortillas and fried "patacones". She has been in business for ten years and started with $50,000 COP in order to cover family expenses and carry out the many dreams she had. Taking advantage of the fact that she likes to cook, she decided to set up business at home and then moved to a nearby location which was more appropriate for food sales when the business grew. Her goal is to provide her children, ages 8, 10, and 14, with a good education and see them become successful people. Her greatest desire is to improve her living conditions, knowing that step by step she will able to give her children a better lifestyle through her work. Currently, she is requesting a CrediKiva loan, which is her first through the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy a hot food display case and a larger deep-fryer which she will use to attract customers and increase sales by projecting the quality image her business deserves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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