A loan of $525 helped to purchase wholesale supplies (cold cuts, oil, vegetables, and soda pop).

Margesis's story

Margésis is an enterprising young woman, age 20, who works in her own food sales business.

She works two shifts: in the morning she offers empanadas, buñuelos (a sweet fritter), and palitos de queso (cheese sticks wrapped in dough and fried); and at night she sells hot dogs, hamburgers, arepas con todo (corn cakes that are folded and stuffed with a variety of meats, vegetables, etc.), and other products. She learned this occupation from her mother. Currently she is located in a rented establishment, where she works with three full-time employees.

She will invest the loan that she has requested in the purchase of wholesale supplies such as cold cuts, oil, vegetables, and soda pop. This will allow her to stay well-stocked, in order to satisfy the current demand and please her diners with the tasty food that she offers. This way, she will be able to benefit her family’s finances.

Margésis says that her biggest goal is to grow her business so that it will be profitable and allow her to pay tuition at the university, as she dreams of being a professional in order to improve her quality of life and support her family economically.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan

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