A loan of $500 helped to buy rice, chicken, meat, beans, fruit and vegetables, and so on.

Haydee Cecilia's story

Haydee, 56, lives in her own home with her husband and son; she has been running a food stall in her place of residence for the last 10 years. Using the profits that she makes from the sales, she is able to cover her household's expenditure. She is a fighter whose dream is to give the best of herself so that her family does not want for the essentials in life to get by. She tells of the satisfaction she has of having a fixed customer base as she is based in a highly frequented area.

Haydee wants to extend her stall, i.e. to buy tables, seats and other raw goods such as rice, chicken, meat, beans, fruit and vegetables and so on to vary her menu and have a little more money coming in, but she doesn't have enough income to make this investment. As a result, she contacted Integral to seek a loan to buy the items listed above and therein obtain better profits to have improved financial stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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