A loan of $425 helped to buy construction materials in order to make improvements to her home restaurant.

Arely Sugey's story

Arely has run her business in her home for 15 years. She sells a variety of soups every day. She starts working at 5 am, going out to the store to buy soup ingredients. She starts selling her dishes at 11:30 am and goes till 3:00 pm. She is a single mother of one. Her child is in school and she works very hard to get ahead and provide him with the best nutrition. Areley Sugey started her business with her own savings. She was studying and decided to start selling soup in order to cover her study costs.
She has been able to improve her home with the help of her mother, who works for the town hall as a cleaner. Between the two of them they have been able to fix up the home. Areley Sugey is requesting this loan in order to make improvements to her home where she has her business. She is raising the roof and changing the zinc.
She is very grateful for the loans, because she has known how to invest them. She has been improving her home with great hard work, bit by bit. She is a young woman who enjoys working and has a great desire to succeed.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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