A loan of $275 helped to buy pork rinds to make chicharra and chicharrones (fried pork rinds).

Karla Suyapa's story

Karla T. is a businesswoman and currently manufactures and sells chicharras and chicharrones (fried pork rinds). She has 5 years of experience in this activity and it is remarkable that during this time she was able to manage her business. Her living conditions have since improved and according to Karla, her clientele has increased significantly.

Karla makes the products in her home and then distributes them in the market in the city of Danli. Most customers in this market prefer Karla's products for their good flavor as well as the amount contained in each bag.

Karla is married and the mother of three children who currently attend primary school. She told us that they are excellent students and this encourages her to do more business to continue providing education for her children, so that in the future they will be good citizens in the community.

She will use this loan to buy pork to make chicharras and chicharrones.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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