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A loan of $500 helped to buy vegetables in order to make a typical soup of El Salvador which she sells from Thursdays through Sundays.

Yanira Del Carmen's story

Yanira, 45 years old, lives with her husband who works as a mason. In order to be able to help with the household expenses, Yanira works making soup Thursdays through Sundays. The soup is a typical dish of the country that is made of cow feet, vegetables, spices and other ingredients, and because of its delicious flavor it is in great demand and sold at a good price because not everyone can make it.

To be able to improve her income Yanira is asking for a loan from Integral, so she can buy amounts of prime materials at wholesale which is a lot, which will improve her business and earn higher earnings and she wants to buy beverages to sell with her soup, which will offer a better presentation and will increase her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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