A loan of $1,000 helped to buy raw materials for making cheese and cream.

Elba Esperanza's story

Elba Esperanza F. is 50 years old and lives in San Juan Opico, in La Libertad department. She is a single mother with two children aged 10 and 18 and she works very hard to get her children ahead in life. Elba's business is making cheese and cream which she sells as an itinerant street vendor. She also makes pupusas which she sells from her home.

Elba is a very responsible and enterprising mother whose main goal in life is to provide her children with the best. For this reason, she is requesting a loan so that she can invest in her business. She will use the money to buy beans, corn, chopped pork and rice to make her pupusas and also raw materials for making cheese. She does all this as she wishes to live more comfortably with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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