A loan of $275 helped to buy yucca, cabbage, tomatoes, lemons, pork, beef, chicken, beans, flour tortillas, bread, juices, and gas.

Exiomara Ermelinda's story

Mrs. Exiomara Ermelinda, age 50, sells snacks in the central park of Triunfo. She has been in business for several years and many people prefer her business because of the tasty, inexpensive dishes she prepares.

Exiomara is the mother of five children, all of whom are adults. Her husband helps with the household expenses. He works as a farmer and together they work hard to get ahead.

The loan will be used to buy ingredients for food preparation.

Exiomara also raises hens.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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