A loan of $400 helped purchase of corn, firewood, fried pork skins, tomatoes, meat, and condiments.


Juana's story

Juana is 48 years old and lives in Jucuapa, located in the department of Usulután, with her husband and 15-year-old daughter. They own their house and have an eatery and a tortilla shop.


She started her business 19 years ago and has it set up in the municipal market. Her hours of operation are from 5am to 6pm. At this time, she is requesting a loan for the purchase of food items to make in the eatery, such as corn, firewood, fried pork skins, tomatoes, meat and condiments, with the idea of better serving her customers. She wants to have these items ready to prepare what her customers order.


She hopes to make a good investment and that the potential of her eatery increases. One of her dreams is to keep this business for many years and through her earnings, to get her daughter ahead and improve her family’s quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell


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