A loan of $500 helped to buy meat, basic grains, vegetables, fruit and beverages.

Josselyn Raquel's story

Joselyn Raquel, 20, lives with her parents. She has an eatery at home where she prepares a variety of dishes like soups, meats, rice, salad and beverages, among others. To add to household income she also sells fruit and vegetables. She’s been in business several years and it produces good results. She’s gained much experience and excellent profits. The place where she sells is very busy and she has many customers who prefer her because she always has what they need with quality products at affordable prices and unequalled service; she’s always at people’s disposal.

Joselyn is an energetic, tenacious woman who is very dedicated to her work; she sets quite a good example. She works every day with much effort because she knows that this is the only way to attain the success she so desires.

Demand has increased in recent months and like all good merchants she wants to increase business and make a new investment that will allow her to buy raw materials like meats, basic grains, vegetables, fruit, beverages, etc. Joselyn has good payment references and is responsible. She assures that she’ll be able to repay the loan and at the same time hopes to provide her family with a fulfilled life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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