A loan of $600 helped to buy provisions and fried food.

Amparo's story

Amparo, 36, lives in the city of Cartagena with her young children, ages 3 months and 15. To support her household she has had a small business making breakfast and lunch since 2009.

She started her business when she decided to improve her family's quality of life. She began selling in small proportions and kept adding more, until she sold not only lunches but also fried food, natural beverages, coffee, etc. so her customers could eat breakfast and satisfy that necessity very early before going to work.

She makes her sales in cash from 6 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon. She makes her purchases in the city's public market so she can get competitive prices on her ingredients.

Her goal is to continue her growth, which is why she's requesting a Kiva loan, her first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it she'll buy provisions and fried food to increase her products as well as her sales.

Her dream for prosperity is to manage to have her own house, which is why she works hard every day to have one in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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