A loan of $350 helped to buy clay to make earthenware Comales (a smooth, flat griddle typically used in Latin America to cook tortillas, toast spices, sear meat, and generally prepare food).


Maria Salvadora's story

María, 26, lives with her husband and two children who are 4 and 2 years of age in El Calvario D. Guatajiagua, Morazán. She makes clay comales (a smooth, flat griddle typically used in Latin America to cook tortillas, toast spices, sear meat, and generally prepare food), a skill she learned from her grandmother who taught her how to make them when she was still a little girl. She starts her work day at 7am and goes until 7pm.

María is asking for a loan to buy the clay that’s her main raw ingredient for her business as well as to buy some comales in other small businesses to later resell and see if she might earn additional profits.

The loan will be of use for her business’ growth and increase her income that will help her meet household and family needs.

Her goals are to have a stable business, increased income in order to start to build a safer home and improve her family’s living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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