A loan of $450 helped to buy chicken, leaves for wrapping tamales, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, chiles, and onions.


Lidia's story

52 year old Lidia lives with her partner and their children. She has a business selling tamales and vegetables in the place where she lives. She sells the tastiest tamales in the area. She makes chicken tamales as well as selling fresh tomatoes, onion, chiles, and other vegetables. She has had her little business for some years and it helps with the household expenses. Everything she sells is of high quality and at a good price and her customers like her business because they can always find what they need. Lidia is a hardworking woman and humble, but, above all, she is visionary and she wants to be successful. Every day, more people get to know her business and demand has grown. In order to not disappoint her customers, she wants to invest in more stock and for this reason she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL that will enable her to buy chicken, banana leaves for wrapping, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, chiles, onions, etc. Lidia has credit capacity that ensures that she will be able to pay her debt and, at the same time, she is confident that she will be able to achieve economic security for her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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