A loan of $925 helped to buy provisions.

Tania Elizabeth's story

The Grupo de Crédito Familia con Suerte meet every two weeks in the neighborhood of Miraflores, in the city of Manta. This city is known for its beautiful beaches that are visited all year around. It is also famous for its outstanding beauty and many tourist attractions.

Tania lives in this place. She is 35 years old, and a single mother of four kids. The kids are 17, 15, 13 and 8 years old. They attend college, high school, and elementary school respectively.

Doña Tania likes to take care of herself and her children. She has a restaurant in a company located on the outskirts of town. She prepares breakfast and lunch there. Her sales are guaranteed because the company staff get their meals there. The meals are delicious and prepared according to her customers´ preferences. She always changes the menu, so they can have a different choice every day. She gets help from three other persons, she pays them a monthly salary. That’s the way she and these people get ahead. Thanks to this job, these people, who have limited resources, can provide for their homes. She is being running this business for 15 years. She loves it because cooking is her passion.

She is going to use this loan to buy the provisions to prepare the food. She is being a member of the Grupo de Crédito since the beginning. She likes it because with these loans she can support her children. Her dreams are that her children become good professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cristina P carbonero

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