A loan of $1,000 helped to buy flour, eggs, sugar, fruit, etc.

Carmen Elena's story

For 7 years, Carmen Elen has been running her business making and selling delicious cakes which she makes in her kitchen. In the past, she sold her cakes in the street in the different areas where she lived. Thanks to her efforts and work, she has been able to accommodate her business in her home, which is visited by many people because she is the neighborhood leader in selling delicious cakes. She is 54 years old and lives in a rented house with her daughter who is in school. Carmen's dream is to finish paying for her daughter's education so that she can quickly find work so that she will be able to have a better quality of life. Because her daughter's financial needs have increased and she doesn't have another source of income with which to cover them, she has decided to take out a loan from Integral that will enable her to buy necessary supplies such as: flour, eggs, sugar, fruit, etc to make the delicious cakes that her customers demand. She does all this with the goal of improving her income that enables her to give her daughter what she needs to cover her expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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