A loan of $500 helped to buy corn in bulk, propane and oil.

María Licida's story

Maria Licida, 74, lives with her partner and their children who help them with household expenses. Maria sells tortillas and is very well known because she sells the most delicious hot tortillas in the area. Her business is located near a high school, which means she has a lot of customers since the student's parents have them bring tortillas home after school to complement their meals. She makes everything with good quality ingredients and sells it at an affordable price. In addition, the service is quick.

Her daily profits are good but she knows that they could increase if she invested a little more in ingredients. Maria is a hardworking woman and always takes advantage of opportunities that present themselves. She thinks that, in her life, she hasn't had any problems, only millions of challenges.

Growing her business is her biggest goal, and for that reason she has asked INTEGRAL for a loan to buy corn in bulk, propane, oil, etc. Maria is sure that, as with previous loans, she will be able to make all her payments. She also has faith that with hard work she will be able to give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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