A loan of $3,800 helped to purchase a freezer, chairs, heated display cabinet, a coffeemaker, shelves, and bulk supplies.


Nubia Estela's story

Nubia, who is 46 years old, is a dedicated mother who looks after the well being of her two children, whom she has moved forward with great effort, since all of the responsibility has fallen on her since the death of her husband. Throughout her working life, she has worked at a business. However, due to health issues that she had for a while, she was fired. Since she needed to earn money to pay her expenses, she decided to open a restaurant and bar where she will work from Fridays to Sundays and that will offer desserts and liquor. With the goal of earning additional income and taking advantage of her free time during the week, she decided to open a small grocery store. She has already rented a kiosk and needs to purchase a freezer, chairs, heated display case, coffeemaker, shelves, and bulk stock. This will allow her to begin her new project, which she hopes will generate enough income to re-invest in her business and turn them into self-sustainable small businesses. This will guarantee financial stability so that she can provide her family with a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel



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