A loan of $425 helped to buy corn, lime, firewood, propane gas, etc.

Cleta's story

Cleta is a simple and hardworking woman, who is an informal trader, selling tortillas out of her house. At the age of 46, Cleta is buying a house with a loan; meanwhile, she lives in a lodging house with her and daughter and granddaughter in very basic conditions. Her daughter helps with the business. Every day, early in the morning, Cleta has to cook the corn, go to the mill to de-hull it, and then start her day making tortillas.

Cleta needs funding to buy staples, such as corn, lime, and propane gas. She estimates that she will be able to take care of her family's daily needs, once she obtains a loan that will allow her to be sure to be able to buy what she needs for her work. Moreover, since she is very conscientious, she promises to pay her installments faithfully.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ross Forman

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