A loan of $600 helped purchase corn for making tortillas.

Rosa Elvira's story

Rosa Elvira A., age 44, resides in the Department of La Unión. She lives with her three dependent children, Rosa, Karen and Carlitos, who are in school. Rosa has a business selling tortillas, and a small store located in her home. This type of business is very profitable in El Salvador because tortillas are part of the daily diet of its citizens. For this reason, Rosa is able to sell a lot of her product. She is a hardworking individual who is devoted to her family. Rosa strives each day to provide them the best and pay all of her household expenses and also pay for her children's studies. This is very important to Rosa because she is a single mother.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy a large quantity of corn since it is the main ingredient used in making her product. This will also allow her to stock more products in her store which are in high demand by her clients, such as soap for washing clothes, detergent, bread, milk and staples such as rice and beans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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