A loan of $1,000 helped purchase ingredients.


Lidia Alvita's story

Lidia Alvita V. M. is a 44-year-old woman who lives in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. Lidia is a single woman who lives only with her two children. For 10 years, Lidia has been preparing and selling Salvadorans’ favorite food—pupusas (hand-made corn biscuit-like flat bread that is stuffed with cheese, fried pork rinds, and/or refried beans). This is how she has been able to survive financially. She set up her own pupusa stand two years ago, and she now intends to expand it. For this reason, she is requesting a loan in order to purchase ingredients so that she can increase production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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