A loan of $300 helped purchase of corn, fuelwood, sodas, products to make natural fruit juice.

Ana De Jesus's story

Ana lives in the San Carlos district of the town of El Transito in the Morazan department. She is married and lives with her two sons who are 10 and 6 years old. The children go to school and are supported by the income from Ana's business.

She started her business thanks to her sister-in-law who taught her how to sell "pupusas" (flatbread stuffed with meat, cheese or vegetables). Ana got started when her sister-in-law suggested she should start her own business to support her sons and put them through school. She starts making "pupusas" at 3pm and is finished selling them at 9pm.

WIth the loan she will purchase corn, fuelwood, sodas, products to make natural fruit juice and more ingredients for the "pupusas". This will help increase her income, meet her client's needs and move ahead in improving her children's life conditions.

Her aspirations are for her children to go to school and graduate to be professionals. She also aspires to grow her "pupusa" shop to increase her income since the economic situation gets harder every day.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Betyna Almeida-Covarrubias

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