A loan of $725 helped to purchase ingredients like rice, sugar, meat, oil and other products.

Zulema's story

Zulema is 65 years old and divorce; she lives with her daughter in her own home. Zulema’s business is the sale of meals, such as breakfasts and lunches. She has a small restaurant located in her home, where she has installed tables and chairs to make her customers more comfortable. She provides service that is always friendly and cordial, which has gained her many loyal customers. Zulema likes her business because it provides her with steady financial earnings that she can use to pay her basic household expenses; she also feels calmer when working in the comfort of her own home. At this time, Zulema is applying for a loan of S/. 2000 and is very happy about the possibility of receiving financial support, which would help her to feel confident in continuing with her business. She is also committed to again making on-time monthly payments. With this loan, Zulema will purchase the necessary ingredients for the meals she prepares, such as rice, sugar, meat oil and other products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatrice Peaslee

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