A loan of $1,075 helped to buy tables, chairs, an awning, a freezer, and other items.

Sandy Rosalia's story

Sandy is a 23-year-old woman who lives in the city of Pisco. Pisco has a very warm climate, and beautiful, touristic landscapes as well as a variety of delicious foods. Sandy is the young mother of a 2-year-old daughter and together with her husband, she works every day to be able to provide her with a dignified life and a better future.

Due to a lack of economic resources, Sandy was only able to study through her senior year in high school, though she would have like to continue studying at a university. Each day, Sandy works selling food and soft drinks from her home. She works about nine hours a day and serves up to 30 customers daily. Sandy believes that she is getting ahead because she is very kind to her customers and, above all, she is a very good cook.

Sandy is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to their support she has been able to buy an awning to put outside of her home and thus, offer her customers a more comfortable atmosphere. She will purchase tables, chairs, and a freezer. In this way, she will be able to better attend to her customers and increase her profits. Sandy will continue trying to turn her dream into a reality: "to own her own house and have a big restaurant."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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