A loan of $375 helped to buy food ingredients, and tables and chairs for her customers.

Karina's story

Karina, 32, is married and lives with her husband and two children in her parent's home. She sells regional foods which she loves to cook; so every day she prepares and sells the most delicious regional dishes and most refreshing drinks made with the best fruit in the area.

Karina has been in business, alone, for three years In the future she would like to have a restaurant. Although she has experience, it is still a little stressful when she has many customers. But she hopes to have a permanent restaurant in the future to provide better customer service.

This is her third Kiva loan and she is grateful for the financial support which will allow her to consolidate her plans. She will use the 1,000 PEN loan to buy what she needs to continue making food, as well as tables and chairs for her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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