A loan of $425 helped to buy harvests of fruit and vegetables.


Asunción Del Carmen's story

Asunción del Carmen is a hard-working and entrepreneurial woman of 39 who has been selling fruit and vegetables for 13 years. She started out selling harvests of jocotes (a native fruit), mangos and avocados, according to the season. She currently sells all types of fruit and vegetables and this is what she will spend her loan money on. She has two employees.

Asunción has six children aged 20, 18, 15, 11, 4 and 2. They are all in school except the youngest.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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