A loan of $750 helped to make some home improvements.

Yanet Azucena's story

Yanet, 37, lives in the city of Camaná with her three children who she loves and are her main reason for living. She’s a very kind, hardworking, enthusiastic person who focuses all her efforts into moving her family forward since she’s always been both father and mother to her children. Sadly, for lack of economic resources and the need to start work at a very young age, Yanet was unable to study a professional career. In her free time she enjoys walking along the shores of a lake near her home and sometimes cooks a delicious Lomo Saltado [strips of sirloin marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and spices, then stir fried with red onions, parsley and tomatoes] to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with much effort and dedication, Yanet works in her small business selling food. She sells fried snacks like Broaster-style chicken wings, ‘salchipapas‘ [fried sausages with fried potatoes] and others. She works every day for about 10 hours and thinks she does well because of her tasty cooking and the kind way she treats others.

Yanet is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support provided she will be able to make some home improvements because she needs to buy building supplies to repair the roof and to install a concrete floor in her children’s bedroom. In this way, Yanet will be able to offer greater security and well-being for her family and she can continue working and striving to reach her great dream: to see her children become great professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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