A loan of $900 helped to purchase tables, chairs, stools, and other fixtures.

Emilia Marina's story

Emilia lives in the city of Guadalupe, which has a warm climate; friendly, cheerful people; and is best known for its rich cuisine. Emilia's parents didn't have much money, so she completed only one year of high school and has earned a living by the sweat of her brow since she was very young. Emilia has six adult children whom she loves very dearly and for whom she has worked diligently so that they could grow up to be honorable people.

Emilia works each day selling food. She makes sal chipapas [fried potatoes with hot dogs], causas [potato dumplings], desserts, and other regional dishes. The income from her small business allows Emilia to meet her household expenses. She believes in pushing herself forward as she's very welcoming to her customers despite the challenges she faces.

Emilia is very grateful for a Kiva loan that will help her to purchase tables, chairs, stools, and other fixtures that will make her customers more comfortable. This will boost her business, bring in more customers, and allow Emilia to continue striving to fulfill her greatest dream: to run a restaurant and continue supporting her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante

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