A loan of $1,000 helped purchase ingredients & supplies for making tamales.

María Hilda Del Transito's story

María Hilda del Transito P. is 55 years old and a cheerful hardworking woman. She sells delicious tamales which are made of ground corn, contain small pieces of chicken, and wrapped and cooked in banana leaves. María lives with her daughter, who is a teacher, and cares for her 11 year old grandson. She is in charge of producing and selling tamales as a traveling vendor in the different villages throughout the Department of San Miguel. María and her family live in this same area. Due to the great taste of her tamales, she has been able to attract a large customer base and maintain stable sales. This allows her to earn sufficient income to have a decent life.

For this reason, she is applying for a loan from Apoyo Integral so that she can by corn in bulk, banana leaves, firewood, chicken, and some vegetables for making more tamales. This will enable her to improve her sales and achieve financial stability. Since this is her only source of income, María wants to do everything necessary to improve her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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