A loan of $800 helped the purchase of basic material for making food.

María Del Carmen's story

María del Carmen R., age 60, is a very hard-working person, who strives day to day to get ahead. She lives in Jiquilisco, in the Usulutan department, with her grown child, who helps her with the business. She has a canteen, where she makes breakfasts and lunches, and also sells juice, fruit and candy. She has had this business, located in the food zone of the regional market of Jiquilisco, for six years. Her sales are very stable, and they allow her to have everything necessary to live. Maria is requesting a loan with the goal of buying a larger quantity of basic materials for making food, such as: basic grains, vegetables, fruits and other items. She has a great desire to increase her sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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