A loan of $1,200 helped to buy gas tanks, oil, cabbage, tomatoes and maize.

Santos Marisol's story

Santos is single, she lives with her mother and a brother in her own house and she has been engaged in selling pupusas* for five years. She inherited the activity form her mother, she is very experienced in her job and she has many customers.
She is requesting a loan to buy gas tanks, oil, cabbage, tomatoes and maize, the basic ingredients for pupusas. This investment will help her stocking up with all that she needs to produce and sell her products.
Santos aims at always having in the shop the necessary ingredients and tools she needs to offer a good service to her customers, and she aims at providing good economic conditions to her family by paying for every necessity.

*(A traditional Salvadoran dish made of thick, hand-made corn tortilla filled with a blend of either cheese, vegetables or meat)

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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