A loan helped to purchase corn, firewood, and lime, in addition to a better variety of fruit. She will strengthen the business in order to serve new customers and those that she has currently.


Maria Del Carmen's story

María lives with her family, which is composed of her husband and their two children, ages nineteen and twenty. Her source of income is selling fruit salad and tortillas. She started the business in order to help her husband with the household expenses.

At first she only sold fruit salad, but managing her business well soon enabled her to include selling tortillas. Now she keeps both activities going, and her older daughter helps her in the business.

With the capital, she will be able to purchase corn, firewood, lime, and a better variety of fruit. Also, she will strengthen the business in order to serve new customers and those that she has currently, in addition to fully including her daughter in the business. María believes that in this way, her earnings will be better and she will be able to support her children so that they may have their own businesses.

María's goals are for her children to have their own sources of income, as well as to reduce her household needs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in El Salvador.


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