A loan of $550 helped to buy items (sausages and sodas) and make some publicity to attract more customers.

Lina Andrea's story

Lina is the single mother of a 4 month old baby. At 25 years old. she works at her own business she started about 2 years ago on the sidewalk in front of her house. At first she would grill the items on a small wood stove. Little by little her business got going and today she runs it in a locale located in a very busy area. She is described as being an enterprising young woman who is active, driven and who works every day with dedication and hard work to get her son ahead. She is asking for the loan to invest in her business. With the money, she will buy items (sausage and sodas) and make publicity to attract more customers and increase her sales so she can increase her earnings. This way, Lina wants to keep advancing and in the future have the opportunity to go to college and get a degree. She also dreams of having a great grill that is profitable and well known that she can generate better income with to give her son better well being and quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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