A loan of $300 helped to purchase corn, chicken, and vegetables in order to make tamales.

Ester's story

Ester is 22 years old, is a young entrepreneur and is dedicated to her home. She lives together with her husband and two young children. Ester works making tamales made with meat and corn. This is a very typical dish in her country and she has many regular clients since tamales can be eaten for breakfast or for dinner. She makes the tamales in her home, selling a small quantity right from her home and selling another part in different neighborhoods. With the goal of increasing her sales and improving her earnings, Ester is asking for a loan in order to buy a larger amount of raw materials like corn, chicken, vegetables, and banana leaves for wrapping tamales as well as firewood for cooking. Ester is a very positive person who fights for the hope of being able to give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon

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