A loan of $1,500 helped to buy kitchen equipment and accessories to start her own business selling prepared food.

Zaida Rosalia's story

Zaida Rosalía is 26 years old and a single mother with two children. She would like to become independent from her family and have her own business selling prepared food. She says she needs a lot of help economically to accomplish this, and it is for this reason that she is requesting this loan.

Zaida currently lives with her parents. She says that she was not able to continue her studies for family reasons. She had her son when she was in her second year of secondary school, and she says that from that moment she started a different life. She says her only option was to work to get ahead, because at that time her parents did not help her with her studies. But she says she is hardworking and responsible, and that her friends and neighbors always say this. At the moment she works helping her mother in the kitchen. She says she rises very early each day to put food on her family’s table. She came to the field partner for the first time because of what she had heard from friends and neighbors, and because she says she needs a lot of help economically to improve her income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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