A loan of $250 helped to buy soft drinks and fruit.

Daysi's story

Daysi, 29, is married to Arbildo, a residential construction worker, and they have three children, ages 13, 10 and 2. They all live comfortably in their own home that was bought through much effort and dedication. Daysi's work consists of selling regional fruits during the day and regional foods at night. Among the different dishes she serves the customers are patarashca (fish), broiled chicken, smoked sausage, tacacho (pork in banana leaves), and Juanes (chicken in banana leaves). She also sells soft drinks. She has been in business for five years and works alone.

What she likes about her work is that she has her own income for the household. Cooking has always been her passion and she has done it since she was a little girl. Luckily, everying is going well and she has a lot of customers because of her delicious cooking and customer service. This will be her first Kiva loan, so she is very grateful to the institution for allowing her to have a better economy. She will use the 600 PEN loan to buy soft drinks who come for her cooking. She will also buy regional fruit such as aguajes, oranges, anonas, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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