A loan of $300 helped to buy potatoes, sauces, mayonnaise, reusable dishes, firewood and gas, as well as to finish paying off for her small wagon.


Dora Alicia's story

Dora is 44 years old, she is a single mother of two children aged 12 and 7 and she has been engaged in retailing for 7 years, putting all her efforts in her job in order to provided her children with the daily bread. For five years she has prepared tortillas in the morning and “pupusas” (a typical Salvadorian dish) in the afternoon to then sell them. These days she is selling French fries. Dora has had to work very hard since her husband left her. She buys the ingredients she needs to prepare French fires in the village market, transposition them with a moto taxi to cover the two kilometers from the market to her house. The loan she is requesting to Fundación Campo will be used to buy potatoes, sauces, mayonnaise, reusable dishes, firewood and gas, as well as to finish paying off for the small wagon where she fries potatoes. She hopes to succeed in increasing her earnings thanks to the loan, in order to always have food for her children, as she says there have been times when they did not have anything to eat and she does not want to find herself in this situation again. She also wants to buy a fridge to store food for her family, and she wants to make improvements to her house making it bigger and with better structure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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