A loan of $250 helped to buy corn, rice, cheese, beans, and pork cracklings.

Blanca Mirian's story

Blanca Mirian is 39 years old and lives together with her life partner and their daughter in their home. She has a store where she sells pupusas- thick corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, fried pork rind, chicken, or refried beans- in the locality where she resides. She's very well-known in her area as she sells a variety of the most exquisite pupusas: scrambled, cheese with beans, cheese, and pork cracklings, among others. Customers prefer her because everything is made with ingredients of the best quality and using good hygiene, and she sells them at affordable prices. Moreover she has the fastest service in the area. Blanca is a very hardworking woman with a true gift in the kitchen. She loves her work and always gives her everything in order to continue improving herself. She knows that it is in this way only that she will achieve success in the future. She always remains at the head of her competition and each time increases her demand. For this reason she wants to increase her production and is requesting a loan from Integral which will allow her to buy corn, rice, cheese, beans, and pork cracklings, among other items. Blanca has the ability and loan, and knows that she will be able to complete the payments all the while giving her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk

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