A loan of $1,500 helped to buy a fast food stand and use the earnings to help her family.

Nancy Patricia's story

Nancy is a woman of 27. She lives with her partner and has two sons. She sells fast food.

She is entrepreneurial, tenacious, friendly, positive, punctual, responsible, organized, enthusiastic, cooperative, precise, and very hard-working. She carries out her business in the "Plan 3000" zone located to the south of the city of Santa Cruz, a place characterized by commerce and the constant growth of its population.

Nancy has a dark complexion, long black hair, medium stature, and stylish clothing. Her business is tending to a snack-type restaurant. Snack restaurants offer fast food service with such items as fried chicken, hamburgers with French fries, salchipapas (a dish containing beef and French fries ), choripán (chorizo sandwiches), and so forth.

Nancy fills her daily schedule with tending to and caring for her two children, helping with the daily schoolwork, and also preparing the food for her snack restaurant. The restaurant opens its doors from 6 pm until midnight from Monday to Sunday, and tons of customers enjoy the fast food or take it out. Nancy wants to purchase a fast food stand to expand her business due to the demand in the area, and in this way she will generate more income to improve the quality of life of her family.

It is for these reasons that Nancy is applying for a loan to purchase a fast food stand and use the earnings to help her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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