A loan of $800 helped to purchase corn, beans, and other ingredients.

Alejandra's story

Sra. Alejandra is 45 years old and a single mother with three children. For the past seven years, she has been selling “pupusas” (a traditional dish in El Salvador). She learned this trade from her mother.

In order to acquire the supplies needed to make “pupusas”, Alejandra must travel 40 minutes by bus to a city in the eastern part of the country. She buys her products in this area because the prices are better.

Sra. Alejandra is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to buy corn, beans, and other ingredients needed to make “pupusas”. In addition, she wants to make repairs to the place where she sells her product, which currently consists of an arbor made of banana leaves and is located on the other side of the street where she and her children live. Even though her business gets soaked when it rains, the location is a strategic place for selling since buses pass through that area and people traveling from other cities buy her food.

With the help of this loan, Alejandra hopes to generate more income for herself and her children so that they will have financial security for a better life. In the future, Sra. Alejandra wants to raise pigs and have her children help her so that they will have another source of income. This will help them to continue improving their living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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