A loan of $325 helped to buy food making ingredients.

Otilia Del Carmen's story

Otilia, 39, is a single mother of two children. She lives with her mother and her siblings. She works weekends for a trout farm belonging to the small town she lives in and to add to her income produces meals to sell in the firm where she works taking advantage of having permission to do so.

She’s a kind, humble, hardworking person who strives to move her children forward; they are her main motivation. She’s asking for the loan aiming at using it to buy ingredients to prepare her dishes (meat, vegetables and sauces, among others). In this way, she’ll have the supplies on hand to prepare the meals and satisfy customer demand on days between payday because she’s often lost sales because she was unable to extend credit because she lacked enough capital to stock up on supplies daily.

Otilia dreams with continuing to make progress and to strive with dedication and effort to have a food stand outside the trout farm to earn daily income and be able to continue meeting basic family needs and to see to her children’s well-being and their education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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