A loan of $500 helped buy chicken, beef, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, oil, corn, and spices.


Ana Isabel's story

Ana Isabel, age 51, lives in San Miguel. She is a single mother, and she has three children. They are 27, 11, and 14 years old. They are all single.

She has a business selling “pupusas” (flatbread stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables) and other food. She has run her food selling business for over ten years and her business of selling pupusas for five years. She started the business on her own initiative. Her work schedule is from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. every day of the week.

She is requesting a loan to buy materials like chicken, beef, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, oil, corn, and spices. They will serve to generate more income, give her customers better service, and give her customers more products. This will allow her to cover the family’s food expenses and other necessities.

Ana’s aspirations are to make her business grow in order to get her children ahead and to support them in their education until they are trained professionally.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details