A loan of $1,000 helped to buy corn, rice, beans, cheese, pork, etc.

María Del Carmen's story

María del Carmen is 42, and lives in her own house with her family; which consists of her life partner and her three school-age children. María is an enterprising woman, who is full of many business ideas.

Several years ago, she managed to set up a small pupusería (pupusas are corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans, and pork, then grilled), which has helped her support her family.

She is a hard-working woman, responsible, and above all full of friendliness toward her customers. That's the reason why every day they prefer her more; since when it comes to pupusas, María has the best ones, and at the most affordable prices.

Her dream is to see her business flourish. That's why she has decided to apply to Integral for this loan, in order to buy the necessary ingredients (corn, rice, beans, pork, etc.) that allow her to sell a greater quantity of her varied and delicious pupusas to her customers. She hopes that in this way, her financial situation, and that of her family improves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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