A loan of $1,100 helped to buy corn, beans, beef and chicken.

Maria Emelina's story

Emelina is 52 years old, married, and lives in San Simón, located in the Department of Morazán, with her husband, four children, and grandson. Two of her daughters help her with her restaurant and the others are students. She started her restaurant nine years ago and it is located in the San Simón municipal market. She sells her products to people who work in the area and passersby, working from 6am to 8pm.

She is requesting a loan to buy corn, beans, beef and chicken. This will help her to increase her inventory and have more products to prepare the meals. She wants to take advantage of the fact that there is higher demand due to the number of workers completing government projects requesting more food.

Her goals are to strengthen the business, generating enough income to help her daughters and grandson and proviD. them with better living conditions, and to making housing improvements in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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