A loan of $700 helped to purchase corn, vegetables, and fried yucca and bananas.

Digna Esperanza's story

Digna Esperanza P. is 39 years old and lives in the department of San Miguel, where she lives together with her husband (who works as a salesman) and their six children (19, 18, 16, 8, 4, and 3 years old), the two youngest of which are not in school. Digna works selling french fries, fried yucca and bananas, and meat pies. The meat pies are made from a corn base and are filled with vegetables and then fried. It is a typical dish of El Salvador, which is usually eaten in the afternoons. Her business is located in the vicinity of the Catholic Church in the area. This brings her many benefits, as it is a busy area where people go shopping each afternoon to buy a typical dish to enjoy with their families. Digna is requesting a loan so she can have the necessary money to purchase potatoes, oil, green beans, and carrots, as these are the main ingredients for her sales. Digna have a very large family, so she must work very hard together with her husband. This is why she has requested a loan from Integral; because she has the hope of being able to improve her sales and her earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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