A loan of $850 helped to buy raw materials: corn, water, lime, propane gas, firewood etc., for making tortillas.

Tomasa De Jesús's story

Tomasa de Jesús lives alone in her own house. She is a very enterprising woman, who is dedicated in her work. She has worked all her life to earn her daily bread. Tomasa makes and sells delicious tortillas in her home.

Thanks to her charm and friendliness, she has managed to win the trust of all her neighbors, who frequently ask for her delicious tortillas. For Tomasa, the most important thing is for her customers to be satisfied with her product, so every day she gets up very early in order to have the delicious tortillas when the customers ask for them. She is a woman with many business ideas, and little by little she has been putting them into practice.

Her dream is to supply more people in her neighborhood, so that her sales increase along with her income. This is why she has decided to apply to Integral for this loan, in order to invest in her tortilla-making business. She will use it to buy the necessary raw materials: corn, water, lime, propane gas, firewood etc. In this way, she can fulfill her dream of improving her level of income, and consequently her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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