A loan of $500 helped buy a second mill.

Hilda Maria's story

41-year old Hilda is a native of Estelí. She and her husband have three children aged 8, 12, and 16. Hilda is a businesswoman and runs a mill. She started out using her own savings. Her husband helps her with the business. This is her first business venture and she hopes to expand it so she can provide her customers with better service.

Hilda is seeking a loan to buy another mill; she believes it will be a great help. One mill will be used to grind corn and the other to grind pinol (to make a local drink based on corn). In this way she'll provide an improved service to her customers and increase her income. In the future she hopes to make improvements to her house which in turn will give a better impression of her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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