A loan helped to buy corn, vegetables and other ingredients for making tamales.

María Hilaria's story

María Hilaria R. is a 50 year old widow who lives in San Salvador department with her 18 year-old daughter, her 87 year-old father and her 85 year-old mother. María works making tamales, a traditional dish which is maD. from corn dough, filled with vegetables and wrapped in banana leaves. She then sells them in the street. Her daughter also helps selling some tamales from her home. María is requesting a loan so that she can buy all the ingredients she needs to make more tamales as she has an enormous desire to increase her profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer anonymized.

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