A loan of $200 helped to purchase meats, flour, bread, condiments, beverages, etc.

Clara's story

Clara is 53 years old, lives in Itá, and is married to Anastacio who is 51 years old. They have two children, Cinthia who is 19 years old and works in a supermarket, and Osmar, who is 18 years old and starting his first year of college.

Clara has owned a café for more than 13 years, having started to work after her husband lost his job, and event that created financial problems for them.

She comments that the work requires a great deal of sacrifice, given that she has to rise at dawn to prepare food that her husband and son then sell throughout the streets.

These days, she has a well-established customer base and affirms that, thanks to her small business, she has been able to raise two children who have become good people. She requests the loan to purchase ingredients, as the working capital she has doesn’t permit her to make a wiD. enough variety of foods to satisfy all her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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