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Total loan: $275
Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel Department, El Salvador / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase cattle into purchase ingredients forganado y para comprar ingredients for making pupusas, beverages, and snacks to sell in her food stall.
Blanca Aracely's story
Blanca is 40 years old. She only has a third-grade education since the school was very far away and this made it difficult for her to continue to study. She was a widow but now she has a partner and her four children depend on her financially. Her partner is employed and he offers technical assistance in an institution. Blanca has always been a very hard-working person. For more than 12 years, she has worked in agriculture. Her parents were the ones who taught her this trade. In addition, she has a pupuseria in her house that also generates income. Her field is 3 km from her house, a walk 40 minutes to arrive to work every day. Her daughters accompany her as well as her partner when he is not working. She needs the loan to purchase cattle and to purchase ingredients for making pupusas, beverages, and snacks to sell in her food stall. She dreams of helping her children so that they can have an education and with the income earned from this financing she will continue to invest in her business.