A loan of $400 helped to purchase essential grains, cooking oil, sugar, firewood, vegetables, meat, and food containers.


Ileana Del Socorro's story

48-year-old Ileana lives in Teustepe, in the town of Boaco. She's married and has three children aged 25, 20 and 16 years. She's a merchant who sells food. This business was handed over to her by her mother, who left it to Ileana when she died. She used to work for a private company, then she quit her job and decided to invest the severance they paid her in the food business. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and it has allowed her to support her family.
Within her expectations, she wishes to improve the kitchen in her business, provide better service for her customers and provide buffet services.
She needs the loan in order to purchase essential grains, cooking oil, sugar, firewood, vegetables, meat, and food containers. Her main goal is to have her children succeed in having a professional career. Another main goal is to be able to keep the business solid and to make it grow on a daily basis.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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