A loan of $300 helped to buy string cheese, fried pork, basic grains and vegetables.

Maria Ines's story

María Inés, 64, lives with her children and daughter-in-law in her own house. She’s owned a pupusa [filled, grilled corncake] shop for several years now and has gained quite a bit of experience making and selling them thanks to which her profits are the best. She sells from home and is well-known throughout the community because she makes the most delicious pupusas. Besides customers prefer her because of the quality, food prices and excellent service.

María is a woman who is dedicated to her work; she’s energetic and very tenacious. Day to day she strives to have a better future. Her greatest secret is her effort and love of work. She knows that this is the only way to attain the success she so desires.

In recent weeks demand has increased and she wants to take advantage of this to make a new investment but lacks sufficient capital to do so which is why she’s asking Integral for a loan to buy string cheese, pork, basic grains, vegetables, etc. María Inés has good payment references and is very responsible. She assures that she will be able to repay the loan while at the same time has the hope that she will provide her family with improved quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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