A loan of $2,025 helped to make improvements to her establishment, fixing her water outlets and making internal improvements.

Ana Margarita's story

Ana Margarita
C 1000.000

Ana Margarita is a client of la Guácima. She works together with her husband, Luis. She started her business around 21 years ago with a private loan for 100,000 colones. In 2002 she requested a loan from Fundación Mujer which she used to buy raw materials for her fast food business.

Ana Margarita owns the premises where she carries out her business and she owns all the equipment she needs for preparing her food (mainly chicken and fast food). She also sells lunches but they do not represent her main sales. She provides a delivery service in her area and for this she has two motorcycles. This provides employment in the area.

Ana Margarita is a hard-working woman who has supported her family and her children's education through her business. The business accounts for 80% of their nuclear family's income. In addition, she owns two rental apartments which complement her household income.

Having taken a course in food handling, Ana Margarita realizes that she needs to improve the conditions in her diner's kitchen. She contacted Fundación Mujer to request a loan to help her achieve this goal. She already started making improvements with a previous loan. She now needs to improve the front of her building and make improvements to the water outlets to avoid flooding during the rainy season. In addition, she will install a sink and make some improvements to the bathroom.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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