A loan of $850 helped to buy food preparation ingredients.

Paola Andrea's story

Paola, 31, is a woman who is very clear about what she wants in life. Since she was a little girl her great passion has been cooking; it’s always pushed her to dream and go out in search of reaching her wish which is why she decided to develop her potential taking short cooking courses because the profession was beyond her reach due to her economic condition.

At the age of 20 she became pregnant and her child’s father never assumed his responsibility which led to her having to go to work in various restaurants in her town. She gained experience there and later left work because her son required much of her time. Because of this situation, in the middle of all this need, this woman saw an opportunity to create her own firm so started making products like desserts and marmalade that she started to sell in local stores and supermarkets.

Today, she’s looking for a loan to invest in the purchase of ingredients to make meals and to make physical adjustments to her kitchen at home in order to increase its productive capacity and generate higher profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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