A loan of $200 helped to buy pots, glasses and plates for her restaurant.

Carmen's story

Carmen is 37 years old, is married and lives in her own home with her husband and two children. Her business is selling food which she does at night on a table set up in front of her house. She had quit doing this business because of personal problems, now she will restart it. She needs to buy the necessary equipment like plates, pots etc. Carmen wants to help her family with some income as her husband doesn't make enough money to cover the household expenses. Given how profitable her business was and the amount of requests she receives, she wants to start again and make her business grow.

With the requested 500 PEN Carmen will buy the utensils she needs for her business, such as pots, plates, glasses, etc. She'll also buy chairs, tables and ingredients to prepare her meals.This will be her first loan with Kiva and she is happy that she can count on this financial support to realize her goals. She promises to be responsible in paying her installments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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