A loan of $1,200 helped to improve the infrastructure of her house and to expand the space were she works.

Juana Pastora's story

Juana is 46 years old and she is originally form Sutiava, a community located in Leon. She is the mother of thee children and she is married. She makes fudge (sweets). She started out selling poultry and with the profits she obtained she started making fudge candy. Her mother used to make fudge candy and it was from her that she learned the business. And this is how she has been supporting her children and he has paid for their schooling. Her husband pays for the household expenses and he has supported her from the start. She has been in business for 26 years. She makes the product herself and she sells it to the grocery stores and markets in the city of Leon.

She requests a loan to improve the infrastructure of her house and to expand her working space to provide them with improved conditions. With this investment she will be able to improve her working conditions and she will improve her earnings. She would like to hire 2 merchants to sell her products at the fairs. Her next goal is to finish making improvements to her kitchen, which is where she makes her products, and to help her children until they have earned their careers.

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