A loan of $400 helped to buy ingredients and supplies like plantains, yucca, rice, Bijao leaves, and others to continue preparing her delicious dishes.

Diana's story

Leidis, 36, lives with Juan, who is a heavy-duty vehicle operator. They have two children: one is 11 and one is 24 days old. This is why they work together, to be able to give them a better quality of life, living comfortably in their own house. Leidis works selling food. Every weekend she goes out on her home's sidewalk, she paints a blackboard to advertise her products, and she starts preparations. She sells a large variety of dishes, including Cecina con Tacacho (roasted plantain fritters with pork), Chorizo, Juanes (chicken wrapped in banana leaves with rice), and Pescado Ahumado (smoked fish), among others. She does all this in her home and she has been doing it for at least two years. She really likes her work because she interacts with people, she has fun, she relaxes, and above all, she makes an income for her home. She also offers a delivery service and she always has customers who ask for her delicious dishes. It is going well for her and she earns a good income, so she hopes to have a restaurant with all the requirements, because she has many hopes for her business. This will be her first loan with MFP, and she hopes for their collaboration to continue with her goals. She also promises to make her payments on time. With the amount she has applied for, 1000 soles, she will buy ingredients and supplies like plantains, yucca, rice, and Bijao leaves, among other things, to continue preparing her delicious dishes. She will also buy some materials and equipment to continue with her work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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