Total loan: $500


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Ciudad El Triunfo, Usulután Department, El Salvador / Food

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A loan helped to buy rice, sugar and wood for the oven.

Santos's story

Santos, 56, studied until third grade. Her husband died from illness, so she has had to raise her family on her own. Only one of her children now live with her. He supports her with the work he does. Santos also looks after a grandson because the child's parents have decided to go abroad. Santos sells sweet cheese poundcakes 'Salvadorian quesadillas', yucca, cakes, etc. She has been doing this since her husband passed away to generate some income for the family. Although she receives some allowances, they are not enough to cover the household expenses. That is why she decided to take on this work. When she is not able to sell enough, she takes to the streets and sells her products door to door, covering two kilometers of her local area. She sells her products every day; the quesadillas in the morning and the yucca and cakes in the afternoon. She needs this loan to buy rice, sugar and firewood for the oven. This will help her have the essentials for making her food. She dreams of being able to generate enough income to be able to repair her home as it gets damp inside in winter and is in danger of falling down, as well as the problem of her electrical appliances getting wet.