A loan of $1,200 helped puchase of supplies to make tortillas, tamales, and pupusas.

Reina Marina's story

Reina Marina L. D. R. is 50 years old and lives with her husband and three children 7,14, and 21 respectively. She has her own business making tortillas, pupusas (a traditional Salvadoran food), and tamales. She works from Monday to Sunday along with her oldest daughter because she has many clients and needs help serving them quickly. Her daughter helps making the tortillas. She runs the business out of their home in the municipality of Soyapango where she sells mostly to her neighbors and other people nearby. Reina applied for the loan to purchase more ingredients like corn, beans, fried pork skin, vegetables, chicken, and firewood to cook the corn without using up their propane gas. This business is very important to Reina because it has helped her grow as a person because she can rely on her own work. This means that she can help her family be more economically stable and proviD. them with what they need.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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