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A loan of $500 helped maize, beans, cheese, corn, chicken, and meat.


Santos's story

Santos lives with her children. She makes a living by selling snacks such as pies, pupusas, atole, and tamales, among others. She has had the business for several years and has lots of experience in food preparation. Her business is located in her home in a busy community. She has a lot of customers who prefer her business because she always has delicious food at affordable prices, made with quality ingredients and with unequalled service. Santos is a woman who is dedicated to her work. She is active, determined, and very tenacious; day by day she strives to achieve her goals and she will not rest until she achieves the success she so greatly desires because she knows that it will bring a more prosperous future.

Like all good storekeepers, she wants to increase the business and make a new investment, but for this she needs capital for backing. For this reason, she is asking Apoyo Integral for a loan which will allow her to buy maize, beans, cheese, corn, chicken, meat, etc. Santos has good references to vouch for her payment history and is very responsible; she guarantees that she will pay off the debt and, at the same time, believes the loan will bring economic security to her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eloise Minogue



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