A loan of $600 helped to buy snacks, sweets, quesillo [soft Salvadoran cheese], corn, chicharrón [fried pork rind], and oil.


Reina Doris's story

Reina lives with her husband and three children. She runs a food stall where she sells items such as juice, snacks, and pupusas [a thick corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, fried pork rind, chicken, or refried beans]. Her business is located in the downtown area and she has a good client base. She is requesting a loan for the purchase of snacks, sweets, and ingredients for making pupusas, such as quesillo [soft Salvadoran cheese], corn, chicharrón [fried pork rind], and oil. This loan will allow her to strengthen her business. The local festival is coming up, and she will now have the capacity to serve customers at this time. Her goal is to improve her business and help her children with everything they need and with their studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


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