A loan of $800 helped to buy construction materials.

Claudia Cristina's story

Claudia is 37 years old and lives in the city of Nazca with her three children. She loves her three children and says they are her main reason for living. Sadly, she suffered the loss of her beloved husband, and since then she has dedicated all of her efforts to providing for her family. Regrettably, although she would have liked very much to study a professional career, she was not able to do so because of a lack of economic resources and needing to work to cover her expenses.

In her free moments Claudia likes to watch television, and on certain occasions she cooks a delicious Seco de Res [a cilantro beef stew] to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with a lot of effort and determination, Claudia works in her small food stall, where she sells delicious kebabs, tripe and liver, among other things. She works everyday for approximately six hours. Claudia feels comfortable while working her business, which she thinks does well because she is a good cook and treats her clients with kindness.

Claudia is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to their support she will be able to buy construction materials. She will use these to build the front part and façade of her home, which currently consists of straw matting. In this way, Claudia will be able to increase her family’s security and welfare, and she will continue working and striving to achieve her greatest dream, which is to have her own restaurant.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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