A loan of $600 helped bUYING SUPPLIES TO MAKE AND SELL TORTILLAS AND TAMALESVenta de tortillas y tamales.


Ana Ruth's story

Ana is a 35-year-old woman residing in Colonia San Jose, San Francisco Gotera. She lives with her 4 children, ages 18, 15, 12, and 6, as a single mother. Ana has a business selling tortillas and tamales, which she attends from 5:00am until 1:00pm, making tortillas. She sells tamales once a week. Ana has been involved in this trade for 8 years. Ana is soliciting a loan to buy firewood and corn to make tortillas and tamales. The loan will be of benefit by allowing her to buy firewood and corn in larger quantities, at a price below normal, and to obtain better earnings on her sales, resulting in higher household income to cover necessities. Ana's dream is to be able to advance her children, giving them the opportunity to study and prepare themselves to improve their quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD


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