A loan of $275 helped to buy firewood, lime powder, corn and water.

Yessenia Maria's story

Yessenia E., 30, lives near the 8 kilometer marker along the Guasaule highway in a village called, Jacalito Choluteca.

She sells tortillas that she manufactures at home.

She has two children who are 2 and 4 years of age.

Yessenia is dedicated to her family; she rises every day at 5am to make her delicious tortillas in order to go out and sell them among her neighbors.

She will use the funds to buy more ingredients for tortilla making because she needs to increase her sales; she needs the profits to cover her children’s and her home’s expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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