A loan of $600 helped to buy beans, rice, corn, pork rinds, cheese, salt, tomatoes, cabbage, and beverages, as well as tables and chairs.

Noé De Jesús's story

Noé de Jesús is 54 years old. He lives in his own house. He prepares and sells delicious pupusas (thick corn tortillas with filling, a typical Salvadoran dish). His business is located in his home in a well-traveled area; his stand is especially well visited, since thanks to his charm and dedication to his work, the customers prefer him more every day. He is well known in the area as a hard-working, honest, and responsible man. He works very hard to be able to keep his business active and become the leading seller of pupusas in his zone. This business is his principal source of income, so he wants to keep it active for a long time and continue receiving its fruits, which so far he has received with great satisfaction. As a result, he has decided to apply to INTEGRAL for a loan to invest in his business by purchasing the necessary ingredients: beans, rice, corn, pork rinds, cheese, salt, tomatoes, cabbage, beverages, etc., in addition to buying new tables and chairs with the goal of expanding his business in such a way that the customers receive better service and are always motivated to come back. He feels that this is the best way to make his business grow and be able to accomplish his dream of increasing his earnings and improving his living conditions and those of his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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