A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy more supplies to make the dishes of the day.

Madres Emprendedoras Group's story

Jackeline is a member of the "madres emprendedoras" (enterprising mothers) group. She has 3 children aged 17, 13 and 5. She lives in her home with her partner (they are not married), her 3 children and her mother-in-law. She and her partner share the household expenses between them. Jackeline sells food - breakfast, lunch and dinner - and so she works 10 hours a day. She has been involved in this business for two years and, every day, serves a large number of people who go to her stall on account of her good flavours. She says that she is proud of what she does because her job has enabled her to support her family. Before she set up her business she was a housewife. However, when she realised that the money that her husband earned was not enough to cover all her family's needs, she felt obliged to use her talent for cooking to set up her own business. So far it has proved very satisfying for her as it has enabled her, among other things, to provide good food for her children and pay for their schooling. Jackeline is very excited about the loan because she will be able to use it buy more supplies for her business and make her dishes for which there is a high demand. Her dream is to continue making progress and to have a big, modern restaurant one day. She has been a member of the group for just under a year and says that everything has gone very well for her since she joined. She gets on very well with the other members and has never had any kind of problem with any of them. Aware that lenders, like Kiva, the world over are supporting her, she says that she is extremely grateful for the support and hopes that they will continue to have confidence in her and other people who need a loan to keep their businesses afloat.

In this group: Ofelia Soledad, Graciela Janet, Elizabeth Liliana, Jacqueline Magalimy, Emma Karen

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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