A loan of $650 helped purchase wheat flour, beans, cheese, butter, coffee, milk, sugar, drinks, juice, beef, pork, and eggs.


Maria Cleofes's story

Ms. Maria Cleofes C. has 4 children, 3 of whom are from her first marriage. She is 42 years old and has an 8-year-old daughter.


She sells baleadas (wheat flour tortillas filled with beans and other ingredients) and other local breakfast foods at the Nacaome municipal market every day with the help of one of her children and her husband. With this business, they have managed to improve their home and purchase a car.


She is very grateful to all the people who have trusted her, and she states that she will do everything she possibly can to get ahead and have a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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