A loan of $3,650 helped to buy fixed assets and ingredients.


Mariana De Jesús's story

Mariana, 36, is the single mother of a son, 4. She went through a difficult economic situation when the father of her son abandoned her and because of the lack of job opportunities, so she decided to look for a job to generate her own income. The financial responsibility falls directly on her, so she wants to start her own business, a restaurant where she'll serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

She already has a place but to implement her business plan she needs the support of the loan to buy fixed assets (tables, chairs, a stove, a refrigerator, pots, cutlery, dinner service) and ingredients (meat, vegetables, grains, fruit, soda). She'll have the help of another person. Her planned schedule is 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Mariana has the advantage of knowing this field because currently she sells fried foods and has taken several cooking classes. In this business she'll be able to exploit all her potential and apply the knowledge she has acquired. This will give her the opportunity to generate the income she needs to pay for her basic household needs and support her family. She'll also continue striving to get her son ahead and give him a better life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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