A loan of $575 helped to buy tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils, as well as materials and supplies.


Angela Del Carmen's story

Angela and her husband live in the city of Cartagena with their three children ages 1-4. They both work hard in their business to support their household. They prepare and sell fried products. They prepare the food at home and subsequently sell it from a separate commercial location near their home, near the edge of a busy road trafficked by vehicles and pedestrians. This boosts their sales. Their main products are patacones, arepas con huevo, and cerdo frito, among others. Their sales are made in cash daily between 2 pm and 10 pm. Their goal is to buy tables, chairs, and kitchen supplies, as well as materials and supplies for their work. This is why they are looking for a Kiva loan. This is their first loan from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With this investment, they plan to improve their service and products, and to increase sales volume. This will increase their income and positively affect their family's well-being. They dream of seeing their children become successful adults; with this in mind, they work very hard every day. Their mid-term goal is to have their own home for the sake of stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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