A loan of $800 helped to purchase another wagon and supplies (liquor and mixes).

Sandra Milena's story

Sandra, at 27 years old, lives with her husband and is expecting her first child, who will be born soon.

Several months ago she began working independently, motivated by the need to generate income to help her husband with the financial responsibilities of their home. For this purpose, she opened a shots and cocktails stand in a little wagon that she has located on a corner in her neighborhood. She works every day from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the support of a female employee, and this way she has generated enough income to afford some of the basic necessities for her home.

She wants to invest the loan that she is seeking in the purchase of another wagon and supplies (liquor and mixes), which will allow her to open another branch of her business in an adjoining neighborhood and improve sales, especially during this holiday season. This will allow her to generate more income so that she can afford the costs of her son’s birth.

She says that currently she faces a challenge with her business because soon she will have to leave it in the hands of her employee, as she must retire for the birth of her baby. However, she has the advantage of having an assistant who is completely trustworthy.

Sandra dreams of having her business in a commercial location that is open to the public, where she can serve her customers more comfortably and improve the profitability of her business, so that little by little, her family's quality of life will improve.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan

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