A loan helped to buy corn, salt and oil to continue selling tamales and "atol de elote" (a corn-based drink.).


Rina's story

Rina is 29 years old and went to school until the seventh grade. Currently, she is single and lives with her mother, whom she supports economically.

Rina has a business selling tamales and "atol de elote" (a corn-based drink.) She has been doing this with her mother for ten years, and it has been very profitable for her since she has many customers and the income for the family is good.

She needs this loan very much so that she can buy corn, salt and oil to continue selling tamales and "atol de elote."

Rina dreams of having a profitable business with which she can support her family and help her mother, who has given her a lot to help her get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Kruch.


This loan is special because:

It supports El Salvadorian artisans to grow their businesses.



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