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Total loan: $1,000
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Juana Bautista

El Salvador
Usulután, El Salvador / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase 15 sacks of corn and about two truckloads of firewood.


Juana Bautista's story

Juana is 35 years old, married, and has four children. She has five years' worth of experience in making and selling tortillas. She learned the business on her own, since she has no academic career and was faced with the need to provide food and education for her children. She cooks 60 pounds of corn and then takes it to the mill; starting at 9 a.m., she spends the whole day making her tortillas, which she sells from home. She buys the corn and the firewood in the town's market and transports them on a 20-minute ride to her house. The loan she requests from Fundación Campo is to purchase 15 sacks of corn and about two truckloads of firewood. With the loan Juana will be able to buy the supplies in bulk. Since she currently buys them everyday, she'll be able to get more accessible prices and the security of having the supplies at her home. Her goal is to set up a grocery store in her house, because the same customers who buy her tortillas may be customers at her store. That way she'll increase her profits, so that her children can study.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 7, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 7, 2012