A loan of $350 helped to open another restaurant location and improve the exterior of her location.


Isabel's story

At 45-years-old, Isabel manages a very successful restaurant. She used to sell food to workers from a construction site in the center of the city. Every day she would prepare a lot of lunches and would take them to her customers where they worked. After the construction project was completed, just like the workers, Isabel was left without a job. Neverthesless, she had the idea to sell food at her home. This is a business that later on, after a lot of work, she turned into a restaurant where she has the help of two people. Numerous customers frequent it. Isabel feels very positive about her business and would like to open another location in a more central place. Along with her food business, Isabel would like to sell seasonal items like shoes, sandals, Christmas candies, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper



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