A loan of $900 helped to buy products for her shop and ingredients for making pupusas (stuffed tortillas).

Alejandra's story

Alejandra is 46 years old and has three children. Since she was very young, she has been working to support her large family, and together with her mother, she worked in a shop where they made and sold pupusas (a traditional El Salvadoran snack made from corn dough wrapped around a filling and fried on a flat grill). For the past 8 years, she has been running the business alone, and she also owns a small grocery store; her mother is very old now and Alejandra takes care of her and her own children.

She travels to the city about 15 minutes by bus from her home to buy the ingredients that she needs. She leaves very early in the morning from her house so as to return early and prepare her store for business. The loan she is asking Fundación Campo for is to buy products for her shop and ingredients for making pupusas. With this investment, she will fill her store and improve her business to give better service to her customers. She wants to install a pig pen to continue supporting her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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