A loan of $500 helped to buy ingredients to prepare pupusas: corn, pork and cheese.

Maria Elsi's story

Maria lives with her husband and they have no children. She has had a business selling pupusas (a traditional Salvadorean dish based on a thick corn tortilla) and drinks for 20 years. She works every day from 6am until 4pm. She started this business on her own initiative.

At this time she requests a loan to invest in ingredients to make her products, such as corn, pork and cheese. This loan will be a great help for Maria's business, because she will have the inputs she needs to continue serving her customers.

Her goals are to help her husband, to provide good service to her customers and to generate more earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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