A loan of $325 helped to buy corn and firewood.


Ana Cecilia's story

Ana is a humble woman who lives in León. She is 47 years old and has two children. She is a Kiva client who, as a trader, has been selling tortillas since she was 26 years old. Ana says that her first loan was a great help as she was able to invest in her business. In addition to the profit that she made, she succeeded in improving the conditions of her business premises. She used the loan to buy corn and firewood to make tortillas. However, she would like to diversify further in products offered by her business, as demand is high. That is why she now needs a loan, like the previous one, to buy corn and firewood for her business, because products are going up in price and she needs to be prepared for the rainy season. She considers that this new investment will help because she can buy the raw materials required for the business, and she will be able to meet the needs of her customers. Ana says that her next step is to buy zinc and corn to put aside for use during difficult times. She hopes to have the support of Kiva to allow her to continue with her work, since it is something that she loves doing and that has enabled her to get on in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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