A loan of $425 helped to purchase corn, sugar and oil to prepare tamales.


Candelaria's story

Candelaria is a member the communal bank San Judas Tadeo. Candelaria is married and she is 51 years old. She has five children ages 28, 24, 22 14 and 11 years old. The 11-year-old and 14-year-old children are students at a public school. Candelaria used to make a living by selling breakfast to city workers, but they started to owe her too much and she left this business. Then she started to sell tamales out of her house. She make home deliveries to her costumers and on the weekends she prepares a variety of foods to sell. Candelaria needs a loan of $425 to purchase corn, sugar and oil to prepare tamales. Candelaria's dream is to open a restaurant in her home.


(Translated by Mariela of San Roque High School)

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kendra Gaete



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