A loan of $300 helped to buy fruit, rice, cheese, meat, chicken, and vegetables.

Sayda Patricia's story

Sayda, 36, a native of León, is a merchant by trade. She makes a living selling beverages and food. She's married and has three children, ages 9, 12, and 10. Her husband works as a bricklayer and welder.

She started her business three years ago. She used to sell only natural fruit drinks and traditional drinks made of corn and cacao. Little by little she started selling food: enchiladas, chicken tacos, meat, grilled chicken, etc. This helped her generate income to help with the household expenses and to earn money for herself at the same time.

She needs the loan to buy fruit, rice, cheese, meat, chicken, and vegetables, which are some of the ingredients she uses to make the dishes and drinks she sells.

Her dream is to be able to have a large restaurant where her customers sit down to eat in greater comfort and enjoy the food with pleasure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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