A loan of $300 helped to buy maize and firewood.


Yesenia Del Carmen's story

Yesenia is 21 years old. She lives in Santa María, in the Usulután department, with her husband, their 2-year-old daughter and her mother. The three adults have a job, only her daughter is economically dependent on them. Yesenia engages in preparing and selling tamales, an activity she started with her mother’s help. She is a street vendor and her working hours are flexible. She is currently requesting a loan to buy maize and firewood to prepare tamales. This loan will help her acquire what she needs and it will strengthen her activity, thus enabling her to keep on earning money for her family. Yesenia wishes for her activity to keep on growing, she wants to increase the number of her customers and to participate even more in solving the family’s debts and in generating an income for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa


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