A loan of $1,000 helped buy corn for tortillas.

María Gladis's story

María Gladis M. R. lives in the Apopa municipality of San Salvador. María lives with her husband and their four children. Three of her children are dependents who go to school. Her eldest daughter works. María’s husband works as a driver, and he earns $250 a month. This money is for the household expenses.

María works in her business of selling tortillas in her house. María and her husband value how important it is to support their children so that they can continue their education. They recognize how difficult it was for them to find work where they could earn a decent living to survive. That is why María is not resigned to leaving what she knows how to do. She wants to keep growing in her business so that her children can become professionals.

María is asking for a loan to buy corn because grain prices in the market have gone up. She will need to increase what she buys in order to increase her earnings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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