A loan of $1,125 helped to buy raw materials like corn and firewood to make tortillas.


Maria Eugenia's story

María Eugenia is 36 years old, and she lives in the city of León. She is a single mother, and she has two children under her care. She makes and sells corn tortillas. Her education is basic; she only went to school up to the fourth grade. When she was eight years old, she and her sister started helping her mother make corn tortillas. With the passage of time it became a family business. Her sister, her mother, and she have survived because of this business. Through the business she has raised her children and paid for their education. Her business is currently located in her house. She sells tortillas at the market at the bus terminal in León. She needs the loan to buy raw materials like corn and firewood to make tortillas. This way she will be able to fill part of the orders from her customers and make more advertising for her business. In the future she wants to make repairs to the roof of her home and her kitchen, which is old and deteriorated.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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