A loan helped to buy corn, lime, vegetables, spices, and other basic ingredients to prepare tamales and tortillas to sell.


Maria Cristina's story

María mentions that with the investment of her previous loan, she was able to sell tamales and tortillas more frequently. She was able to improve her economic situation to cover her household expenses and to pay off her debt with the increased sales. She thinks that the loans are a good tool to keep her business alive. Her business enables her to provide for her family, because it is not easy to be a single mother.

She is asking for a new loan to buy corn, lime, vegetables, spices, and other basic ingredients to prepare tamales and tortillas to sell. She will also use part of the loan to buy wood, nails, other supplies to expand her working area and showcase her business better. It is convenient for her to have her business at home, because she has no setbacks to work. She wants to continue working and build a good credit record.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elke Uribe.


This loan is special because:

It supports single mothers that are sole contributors to household income.



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