A loan of $500 helped para comprar: maíz, pollo, verduras, sal, etc. to buy corn, chicken, vegetables, salt, etc.

Sonia Guadalupe's story

Sonia Guadalupe, 43, lives in her own house with her husband and children. She’s a tamales and meat and vegetable stuffed fried turnovers merchant. Her business is located at home which is located on one of the main streets where she lives. Sometimes she also sells at the local market.

She works very hard to contribute a little to household economy because what her husband earns is insufficient to cover the main needs which every day are larger. Her advantage is that many people prefer her because she’s a charismatic, hygienic, very responsible woman. She’s succeeded in winning over the trust of many people in her zone.

She’s decided to invest in her business because she wants to meet greater market demand so that she can improve sales and income levels. This led her to come by INTEGRAL to request this loan to buy raw materials needed (corn, chicken, vegetables, salt, etc.) to make the delicious tamales and turnovers that people are interested in buying more every day.

She is a woman with goals and is very optimistic that through this decision she will reach what she so desires: to improve her and her family’s quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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