A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a refrigerator and a stove.

Ofelia Yakeline's story

Ofelia is a 50 year old woman. She lives in the city of Nazca with her three children, whom she loves and who are her main reason for living. She is a kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person who puts all of her efforts into getting her family ahead. She has always been both mother and father to her children. Thanks to her hard work, Ofelia was able to study the profession of secretary. In her free time, she likes to watch television and at times she cooks a delicious Lomo Saltado tot share with her family.

On her own initiative and with a lot of hard work and dedication, Ofelia works at her small business selling food and beverages. She works every day starting in the early hours and does it for approximately 12 hours. She feels happy doing her work and believes that it is going well for her because of her good cooking and the friendly treatment she offers her customers.

Ofelia is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to their help, she will be able to buy a freezer and a stove with an oven. The one she has right now is very small and in poor condition. In this way, Ofelia will be able to improve her food and serve her customers better. This way, she can continue to work and strive to maker her dream of owning her own home come true.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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