A loan of $950 helped to buy flour, pork, seasonings, etc., to have sufficient ingredients to prepare pupusas.


Patricia Del Carmen's story

Patricia lives in her own house with her family, made up of her husband and two children. She and her family have lived at their current address for 20 years. She comments that she does not receive economic help from abroad. Her partner dedicates himself to working as a security guard, and he also cultivates the soil, growing basic grains.

Patricia also carries out an economic activity to help with the expenses of her household, which consist of making pupusas [filled tortillas] to sell. She started this business two years ago, and her customers are her neighbors and other people who pass through the area.

She will invest the loan she has requested in buying flour, pork, seasonings, etc. In this way she will have sufficient ingredients to prepare pupusas. She needs another part of the loan to invest in utensils and work tools for her pupusa business. She hopes to make her work more efficient in order to offer her customers better service and quality products.

Patricia aspires to have economic stability so that she can pay off the debt she has taken on and help cover the key necessities of her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman


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It empowers women in El Salvador.


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