A loan of $1,825 helped to buy a hot-dog cart, a propane burner, kitchen utensils, wholesale ingredients (buns, meats, sauces, sodas), and a heating case.


Flora Aydes's story

Flora is a single mother of three children. She has never received any support from their father, so she has put a lot of effort into providing for them. She has always been an active woman and a fighter. For many years she worked as a kitchen assistant in a restaurant. Then she worked for a family as a domestic. But in order to spend more time with her children, she wants to become independent and start her own business selling fast food. Her idea stems from her need and because she will be able to make the most of her extensive food-handling experience.

This has motivated her to request the support of a loan, which she will use to purchase a hot-dog cart, a propane burner, kitchen utensils, wholesale ingredients (buns, meats, sauces, sodas), and a heating case. This will allow her to start her business venture, which she expects will give very good results in order for her to continue financially supporting her children.

Flora says her greatest desire is to see her business running because she knows that with a lot of hard work, effort, and dedication, she will be able to keep it going and make it well-known in the neighborhood. And she will be in a position to give her loved ones better living standards and wellbeing.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



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