A loan of $650 helped purchasing groceries, soft drinks, disposable plates and improving her restaurant's atmosphere.


Luisa's story

Luisa is a member of the communal bank Teresa D. Calcuta. Luisa is 62 years old,is married and has four children ages 30, 29, 23 and 20 years. Three of her children are married and the youngest is starting school. She has had a restaurant called "Cusqueña" for two years where she works with two of her sisters-in-law. She sells breakfast everyday and in the evenings sells "salchipapas", chicken and sandwiches at a stall near her home. Since joining FINCA her business has improved. Previously she only sold salchipapas and now she has a restaurant. Luisa is asking for a loan in the amount of $650 which she will invest in purchasing groceries, soft drinks, disposable plates and in improving the restaurant's atmosphere. Luisa's dreams are to expand her business, improve her business and to make improvements to her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo



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