A loan of $800 helped to purchase corn meal, pork and chicken, vegetables, banana leaves, rice, olives, condiments and firewood.

Josefa's story

Doña Josefa is 42 years old and lives in the El Caimito township where she devotes herself to making and selling meat-filled tamales. The tamales are very tasty and they sell very well. It is a traditional food during the Christmas season, and she has many orders already, but she must increase production. She doesn't want to disappoint her customers and she doesn't have enough capital for this process.

She will use the loan to purchase ingredients for making the tamales. She needs the earnings for covering household costs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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