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A loan of $550 helped to buy corn, water, propane gas, and flour, etc.

Francisca Sarbelia's story

Francisca Sarbelia, age 60, lives in her own house with her 61 year old husband, Miguel, and their two grandchildren. Francisca has a modest business in a metal galley at her house where she sells tortillas.

She is an enterprising woman. For a long time she has been working very hard in order to help a bit with the household expenses. She works with her husband in order to get their grandchildren, who mean everything to her, ahead. She has good customers, and every day the demand for her delicious and wholesome tortillas increases.

This has motivated Francisca to request a loan from INTEGRAL. She will use this loan to buy the main raw materials like corn, water, propane gas, and flour, etc. With this investment she is confident in expecting that she will get greater income. This income will allow her to continue helping her family, and she will be able to give them a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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