A loan of $375 helped to buy ingredients and firewood to make tamales.

Maria Isabel's story

María, 44, is married and has three children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. She used to work as a field hand picking coffee but a year ago decided to just work making and selling delicious tamales made of corn dough filled with meat, rice, potatoes, olives, peas and other vegetables wrapped in banana leaves. This is a highly sought-after tamale in the sector where she lives and she has an established clientele.

María has decided on a loan in order to have what she needs to work on hand. It’s for 7,000 Lempiras that she’ll use to buy supplies and ingredients like corn flour, firewood, banana leaves, meat, condiments, rice, vegetables, etc. to make tamales. In future, she’d like to have a grocery store to generate other income.

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