A loan of $625 helped to buy raw materials to make tortillas.

Bessie Patricia's story

Bessie Patricia, 44, lives with her husband and two minor children who attend school. Bessie works making ‘pupusas’ [filled, grilled corncakes] which are a typical dish that’s widely consumed. She also sells traditional sweets. She sells from place to place in various parts of the country. Thanks to this business Bessie’s been able to get ahead with her husband since sales are quite stable.

She’s asking Integral for a loan to buy raw materials like corn, cheese, fried pork and others to make the pupusas and also to buy ‘dulce de atado’ [blocks of brown sugar sold wrapped in corn husks] which is the raw material needed to make the sweets she sells. With all this, Bessie hopes to improve her profits significantly.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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