A loan of $475 helped to buy ingredients and supplies.


Martha Alicia's story

Martha started selling tamales in 2008 as a result of encouragement from a neighbor. She stared off selling five dozen tamales to order to some neighbors and as the quality of the tamales became better known orders have increased. Today, Martha sells 240 dozen tamales weekly and intends to use the requested loan so that she can produce 360 dozen because she’s gradually become better known thanks to the quality of the food and the punctual way she meets her commitments. She feels very happy with her business’ development.

Martha and her husband, Juan, have three children; two attend high school and one is in elementary school. The commitment they have with them is to prepare them well for life and to provide each one of them with professional careers.

Martha is very hardworking and follows her father’s example who at the age of 15 left his native Zacatecas (México) and moved to the state of Nuevo León (Monterrey) to look for stable employment that would make it possible for him to improve. He inculcated that working spirit into his children like Martha who is very enterprising and a very hardworking woman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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