Aracely is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $250 to buy chili, tomatoes, onions, beef, chicken meat, cooking oil, eggs, potatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, rice, beans, avocado, maize, bannanas and...
Aracely learned to cook when she was really young--her mother was the one who taught her how to prepare Mexican dishes. Aracely feels she has a gift for the kitchen, which is why she decided to open a small restaurant right in the center of her community. The idea was to help her husband with some of the family expenses as well.
Aracely works every single day. During the mornings, she sells typical Mexican snacks and in the afternoons "comida corrida" (the complete menu of 4 dishes and flavored water). Aracely mentions, "Despite the fact that I have not been running the restaurant for long, I have a large number of returning customers because of the good service and good food I offer."
In order to keep the good status, Aracely wants to make an investment to buy more ingredients to keep preparing her delicious meals. She wants to buy chili, tomatoes, onions, beef, chicken meat, cooking oil, eggs, potatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, beans, avocado, maize, bananas and sodas.
With the loan from World Vision, Aracely will increase her sales and income. Aracely says she will use the additional income, "For the well-being of my children and to offer them the possibility of attending a university."