A loan of $525 helped to purchase supplies for making tortillas, such as cornflour and firewood.

Edith's story

Edith is 30 years old. She is married, and her husband works in construction. She has four children aged 9, 7, 5, and 3 years old. She lives in Colonia El Paraíso, in San Pedro Sula.

For two years, Edith has had her own business making corn tortillas for use alone or for making tacos. She cooks these tortillas on a burner.

Edith used to sell clothing, but when she began having children she saw that her money wouldn't reach far enough, and decided to set up this tortilla business, which has been very profitable.

She has kept her business going with the help of the loans and the earnings which have allowed her to make improvements to her kitchen.

She is currently requesting her third loan to buy cornflour and firewood for making tortillas and for continuing to sell them, as through this business she hopes to provide her children with an education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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