A loan of $1,550 helped to buy a freezer, gas stove, supplies and utensils.

Viviana María's story

Viviana, 47, has two children and she works selling food. She has had several restaurants and now is requesting a loan to buy a freezer, gas stove, supplies and utensils to set up a new business in a commercial area where she believes business will be better.

She has vast experience in this activity and will generate two jobs with the new project, so it is an accomplishment for her. She hopes to improve her lifestyle and income level to support herself and her family. She wants to carry out her dream of buying her own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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