A loan of $1,125 helped to buy raw materials to make buns, hayacas (a meat pasty wrapped in plantain leaves), desserts and a range of merchandise such as clothing and sports footwear.


Sonia's story

This is Sonia’s second Kiva loan. She is very grateful for the help she has received because her business is growing with this new working capital. She now has more customers, can cover more of her household expenses and improve the quality of life of all members of her family. For this reason, she is applying for another Kiva loan to buy raw materials to make buns, hayacas (a meat pasty wrapped in plantain leaves) and desserts, as well as a range of merchandise such as clothing and sports footwear which she will use to impress her customers during the upcoming holiday period. During the city Carnival, the demand for the goods she makes and sells tends to increase and this provides a welcome boost for small businesses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield



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