A loan of $125 helped to buy ingredients such as rice, meat, vegetables, etc.


Nieves's story

Nieves is 42 years old. She is a single mother of 2 children. She has her own home where she lives with her children. She looks after them and provides for their everyday needs so that they can get ahead in life. Nieves runs a business selling food at night time. She sells regional dishes such as anticuchos (grilled meat skewers), roast chicken, chorizos, etc. She also prepares meals, like stews and chicken soups, which she sells in the afternoon Monday to Friday. She sets up her stall on a street corner in her neighbourhood. She has a friendly attitude with her customers. This, coupled with her cooking skills, has led to the high demand for her food and customer loyalty. She works alone. She has been running the business for 1 month. She likes it, saying that she likes cooking thanks to the instruction she received from her mother. She is happy with the income she is earning from her sales, which has enabled her to pay her bills and to help pay for the household’s basic requirements. She is using this opportunity to request a loan of 300 soles. She is very grateful for your financial support that helps her to continue with her work. With the money requesting she will buy the ingredients she uses to prepare her dishes, that is meat, plantains, cooking oil, condiments, rice, tubers, vegetables, pasta, and so on. Con el monto solicitado comprará todos los ingredientes que usa en la preparación de sus platillos como carnes, plátanos, aceite, condimentos, arroz, tubérculos, verduras, fideos y otros.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey


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