A loan of $800 helped to purchase kitchen utensils (pots, pans, spoons, knives) and to purchase supplies wholesale (vegetables, meat, chicken, flour, sauces).


Luz Bibiana's story

Luz is a homemaker who is 34 years old, married, and the mother to four children. Currently, she makes a living working in her own business, a shop that sells fried foods that she herself prepares. She prepares them in her home and sells them in public on the street. She began this activity empirically, only with the intention of generating an income to support her husband in the economic burden of their home. She is a thriving, dedicated, and tenacious woman. Day to day, she faces the different risks to which she is exposed on the street with her only goal being to safeguard the wellbeing of her children, who are her main motivation for continuing ahead. She is requesting the support of the loan to purchase kitchen utensils (pots, pans, spoons, knives) and to purchase supplies wholesale (vegetables, meat, chicken, flour, salsas). This will allow her to improve her work conditions and to be able to expand her portfolio of products to satisfy the diverse tastes of her diners and to be able to attract new and potential customers from the people who travel through the area. All of this will be seen reflected in the increase of her income, with which she will be able to continue contributing economically to her home. She will also have the possibility of saving for, in the medium-term future, the ability to achieve her dream of having her business in a store where she will be able to provide a better quality of service and diners will be able to feel more comfortable. For this, Luz makes more of an effort each day to be able to achieve what she has proposed and to be able to provide a better well-being to her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler



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