A loan of $350 helped to buy oil, corn, condiments, plantain leaves, chickens and wood.

Santos Elizabeth's story

Santos is requesting a new loan to buy some material for the carpentry work done by her husband. As well she will buy cooking supplies in order to continue with her own sales. She will buy cooking oil, corn, condiments, plantain leaves and chickens since this is what she uses to make tamales. She will support her husband and his carpentry with part of this loan, buying him different kinds of wood, so that he will have the necessary material to make furniture.

Since her previous loan succeeded in supporting the production of tamales and some of her husband’s small carpentry projects, she feels that her family has had a better economic resource this time because it has been sustained and not lacked daily meals. While her tamale sales are growing, she is not selling tortillas at the moment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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