A loan of $875 helped to buy supplies for making sandwiches and “pupusas”.


Maria Encarnacion's story

María, age 40, prepares sandwiches, “pupusas”, and breakfast foods. She also sells beverages such as sodas, hot chocolate, coffee, and fruit juices. Her business is located along the path that leads to one of the most famous beaches in the country. This area is very crowded, which is a great benefit for her. In the afternoons, María sells sandwiches as a street vendor. She has a small cart where she prepares them. María works in this manner because she wants to generate more income. She is a single mother of three children (ages 15, 12, and 5) who are studying.


María is requesting a loan from Apoyo Integral so that she can acquire a large quantity of supplies for making sandwiches and “pupusas”.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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