A loan of $1,000 helped purchase merchandise for her store, corn for making tortillas, and spare parts for her grain mill.

María Lydia's story

María Lydia C. is 56 years old and resides in Jiquilisco, Department of Usulután, with her lifetime companion who helps with her business. She is a responsible and hardworking woman who manages a tortilla stand, a store that sells basic necessities, and a grain mill. Thanks to these businesses, she is able to provide for her household. María is a determined and dedicated individual who does whatever it takes to earn a living each day.

She is requesting a loan so that she will have the money to invest in her store. María plans to buy staples such as food and household products. In addition, she will acquire spare parts for her grain mill. Finally, she will buy a large quantity of corn for making tortillas. María greatly wants to improve the stability of her businesses so that she and her husband can live better.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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