A loan of $650 helped to buy fish, lobsters, shellfish, shrimp, lentils, juices, soft drinks and beer.


Isabel Cristina's story

Isabel is 25 years old. She is married with two children and works in retail. She is the owner of a small restaurant that caters to tourists, located outside of León. Her restaurant specializes in delicious and freshly caught fried fish, from the magnificent ocean of León. She started her business when she was 18 years old when she purchased a small plot of land, and with much effort and sacrifice she invested in the construction of a rustic bar and restaurant. Her restaurant gets high volume of tourist customers. She shares the work of the restaurant with her husband, as it is the only source of income their family has. She has requested a loan to buy fish, lobsters, shellfish, shrimp, lentils, juices, soft drinks and beer. Her idea is to expand her restaurant, improve the infrastructure, offer better customer service and hire additional staff.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell


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