A loan of $625 helped to buy meat, rice, chicken, veggies and sodas, among other food items.

Benita Lissette's story

The food smell seduces us when we enter Benita's house. Benita is a 32-year old woman who has worked as a food seller for 9 years. She has a 6-year old son and works everyday knowing that his child's education is in her hands. Everything started with a few orders from close friends. After a while and with some savings, she got the house ready to sell food together with her mother and partner.

Benita's expectations are high, as she feels she can keep growing and increasing the variety and quantity of the products she sells. This is why she needs a loan to buy meat, rice, chicken, veggies and sodas, among others, to serve a good amount of clients and increase her stock. She plans to promote her product in a food buffet in the center of her city. Her goal for now is to improve the condition of her dining room, making it bigger.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina

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