A loan of $525 helped to buy ingredients like potatoes and oil.

Anselma's story

Anselma, 36, sells stuffed potatoes, turnovers, vermicelli and ‘silpancho’ [meat and rice dish served with fried egg] in a small eatery she has located in a strategic spot in the city of La Paz. This loan is her first sequence in the institution and Anselma will use it to buy ingredients like potatoes and oil to prepare her dishes because there are times when her small eatery, especially due to parties, fills up which temporarily increases sales so she needs more capital in order to take care of this clientele. Her reason for requesting the loan is that she lacks cash. The business challenge Anselma faces is that she works alone so often can’t take care of everyone quickly which causes some of her customers to be upset. She will use profits to hire a person to help her cook and provide better customer service.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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