A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a greater quantity of corn, butter and firewood to make her tamales.

Ana Julia's story

Ana Julia is a single mother and lives alongsiD. her children, Wilfredo and Rosa, the first of whom works as a bus conductor and this helps with the home expenses and Rosa, who still being young, only studies. Ana has raised her children for more than ten years through the pure effort of selling corn tamales. Starting early, she leaves to buy tender corn that is necessary for her tamales to taste as her customers like. Upon returning from buying them, she prepares them to bring them to the mill and being ready, at this stage she cooks the dough with butter and seasons them making sure her tamales are ready before 2PM. At that time, she does the rest of the home chores that her house demands. Upon having them ready at 2 in the afternoon, she takes her delicious tamales, carrying them on her head, to sell in the regional market, near where she lives. There Ana is well-known for selling them popularly known as "tamales charitos". Ana now wishes to buy a greater quantity of corn, butter and firewood to make her tamales since during the winter season there are more orders. She hopes that with the loan that INTEGRAL gives her, she can accomplish her ideas and therefore obtain more income which will ultimately benefit her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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