A loan of $800 helped purchase cheese, corn, wood, lard, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Petrona Del Carmen's story

Petrona del Carmen L. makes rosquillas (a doughnut shaped cracker), tustacas (a type of corn cake with sugar) and quesadillas. She makes these in her home with the help of her daughters. She distributes her product to different businesses in the cities of El Paraiso and Danli. Her rosquillas are in high demand. They are characterized by their flavor and how crunchy they are. This is the main source of income for Petrona.

She will use this loan to buy materials to make her rosquillas, tustacas and quesadillas.

Petrona is an enterprising woman with a spirit to overcome difficulties. She has had to fight on her own to raise and educate her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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