A loan of $1,075 helped to buy fixed assets (chairs, a tent) and materials to prepare food (deli meats, oil, arepas, plantains, sodas).

Olga Julieta's story

Julieta is 48 years old. Due to a lack of job opportunities and out of necessity, she was motivated to go off on her own and obtain income herself. That is why she decided to start a fast food business that will be located on a very busy corner in the neighborhood where she lives. She wants to offer cheese arepas in her business, plantain patacones, chorizo with arepas, butifarras, corn arepas, sodas and more. With this, she hopes to obtain the income she needs to pay for her basic expenses. Julieta is a hardworking, striving, enterprising woman, She is asking for the loan as help to invest in buying fixed assets (chairs, a tent) and materials to prepare the food (deli meats, oil, arepas, plantains, and soda) to have a variety of products available to satisfy all of her customers' tastes. This way, she will be able to have a better quality of life and wellbeing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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