A loan of $300 helped purchase flour, sugar, and cheese.

Modesta's story

Modesta lives in San Felipe Corinto in the Morazán region. She is 40 years old and lives with her parents, who she supports with income from her business.

For the last 8 years she has made quesadillas and “pupusas” (corn tortillas stuffed with meat and cheese), a skill which she learned from her mother. She sells them to her neighbors and to others in the area where she lives.

She will invest this loan in the purchase of flour, sugar, milk, and cheese. She will also purchase pigs to raise and sell in the Corinto municipal market. This will help her improve her earnings and develop her business at a time when the economic situation in her country is critical. In this way she will be able to get ahead and be able to help her parents.

Her dream is to have a well-developed business, more income, and better living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer k vickery

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