A loan of $2,450 helped to buy a cart for selling tacos.

Rosa Isela's story

34-year-old Rosa Isela is an entrepreneurial, respectful woman who has a business selling Siberia style tostadas and tacos. She tells us that her business is doing very well.

Rosa Isela used her previous loan to set up a small business selling toys over the Christmas period. She says that sales from this type of business are only strong over the Christmas period. She says that, in spite of the fact that she has only been in business for 6 months, she already has repeat customers who tell her that her tostadas are very tasty and who recommend her to others. She is very happy with her business as it allows her to provide for her family. This business is the only source of income for her children: 3-year-old Isela and 7-year-old Julio.

Rosa Isela has plans to buy another cart for selling steamed tacos. It is for this reason that she is requesting this loan. She will buy a cart for selling steamed tacos in the morning. In the afternoons, she will continue selling her Siberia style tacos and tostadas. Rosa Isela is grateful for the support she is receiving and plans to pay back her loan in 10 months with the profits that she makes from her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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