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Total loan: $1,075
Guayaquil (Suburbio), Guayas, Ecuador / Food
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Luz Maria's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase corn, cheese, and a mill.
Luz Maria's story
Luz is 42 years old and she is a very hardworking woman who has great aspirations for her business. It is something she enjoys and she has had it for 10 years. She started out with a limited capital and with her husband's help, making "humitas", a food made with corn and wrapped in corn leaves. She has worked for several years from 8am to 1pm every day making humitas in the mornings and selling them to different people in the afternoons with her husband's help. One of the difficulties she faces with the business is when there is a shortage of corn. This is why she stockpiles to avoid problems. She has many aspirations with her business and she wants to have a better income. She will invest her loan in the purchase of corn, cheese, and a mill.