A loan of $825 helped to buy a fast food cart.

Sandra Milena's story

Sandra, age 32, has three minor children. She struggles every day in order to assure that they have a decent home and a good education. Her greatest difficulty is her financial situation. Every day she needs to look to make ends meet in order to feed her children and pay the rent on her home.

She did not get an education because of the lack of opportunities. Even though her life has been marked by a difficult financial situation, this woman has never stopped putting forth great effort in order to give her family a better tomorrow. She has been making and selling empanadas, ‘arepas con carne’ [typical Colombian pancake-like item with meat], and soft drinks in order to generate the income needed to support her household.

Her greatest wish is to improve the quality of her life. Therefore, she is requesting a loan to buy a fast food cart. She will do this in order to place her work stand in a more central place and improve sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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