A loan of $675 helped to buy merchandise for her restaurant.

Karina Jessenia's story

Karina, 24, lives in Libertad. She started her business selling fast-food with her mother on the corner where her house is and since then has enjoyed it and decided to open a restaurant. She works with her mother and a young man who helps her wait on customers. Her daily difficulty is robbers and some of the customers who leave without paying for their food. She’s a single woman with no children so she supports herself by herself and continues forward by herself too helping her mother out as needed.

She wants to use the loan to buy sugar, vegetables, grains and fruit in order to be able to make more lunches. In future, she wants to be able to get a restaurant in city center where lunch and dinner sales are more profitable.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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