A loan of $250 helped to purchase ice and flavorful syrups to make and sell minutas.

Maria Santos's story

Maria is 59-years-old and lives with her husband and her son who works. Maria works in the sale of “minutas” which is a refreshing desert of crushed ice bathed in flavorful syrups with a touch of honey. Likewise, she creates and sells corn tamales. Her sales are in from of a public school, which is very beneficial to Maria since she sells the “minutas” to the students along with the tamales that she sells to the students, teachers and parents.

Maria is requesting a loan to improve her business that relies on a large quantity of raw materials. This way she will be able to create more tamales and also to invest in the purchase of ice and flavorful syrups to improve he sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor

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