Total loan: $800
Osicala, Morazán Department, El Salvador / Food
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A loan helped to buy 5 heads of cabbage, 5 pineapples, 15 pounds of chicharrones, 10 quintals of corn, 1 quintal of beans, and a cylinder of gas for her business.
Maria Iclea's story
María, 51, is married and has four children, ages 27, 24, 22, and 20. The oldest one is married and lives on her own, two more attend school, and the other one stopped work a short time ago. Her husband is a farmer who grows basic grains. He, three of their children, and two grandchildren live with her. María studied up to fifth grade; she didn't have the financial resources to continue. María's a merchant. She has sold pupusas, soft drinks, enchiladas, hot chocolate, and chicken sandwiches for nine years. Before that she sold basic household products from her home, but when she saw that it was better for her to sell food, she decided to continue with it. She sells on Saturdays and Sundays on the soccer field in her community, located 150 meters from her house. Her husband helps her with her sales. She's requesting the loan to buy 5 heads of cabbage, 5 pineapples, 15 pounds of chicharrones, 10 quintals of corn, 1 quintal of beans, and a cylinder of gas for her business. María hopes her children manage to finish school and that one day they'll help her financially. She also wants to renovate her house to sell it.