A loan of $1,025 helped to buy an oven and to have working capital.

Rosalin Marlene's story

Rosalín is a 33-year-old woman, she is single and raises her two children who are one and two years old.

She makes a living from cooking. For all her life she has worked preparing food, first as an assistant to her mother and later she became independent in the same trade. Rosalín finished secondary school and started to study culinary arts. Now, she has a trade to fulfill her dream of having her own restaurant, but for this she needs an oven and working capital.

Rosalín wants to get her children ahead. Her plan is to sell takeaway food and to ask her siblings and other family members to help. “I think that selling takeaway food is less costly, because I do not have premises or the money to rent a restaurant”, she says. She also says that her children are small and she needs to be with them all the time.

She is convinced that her business will be a big success and with this she will be able to send her children to school. For this reason – the future of her children – Rosalín is asking for a loan to buy an oven and to have working capital.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Vaethjunker

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