A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase flour, salt, lard, and other items.


Rosaura's story

Doña Rosaura is a 39 year-old single mother with three daughters, who are students and still dependent on her. She has been selling flour tortillas for the past six years. She learned the business when she worked in a tortilla-making factory. Now she works with one of her daughters. They make the tortillas and then go out to sell them beginning at 5 a.m. and work until 5 p.m. One of the advantages she has is that she attracts many customers, however it is difficult for her to sell as a street vendor without a means of transportation, because she has to deal with the changes in the weather. The loan that Doña Rosaura is requesting is to stock her business by purchasing products such as flour, eggs, salt, lard and firewood, among other items. She also wants to see to it that her workspace is in better condition. Her greatest desire is to finish building her house so that she does not have to continue renting. One of her goals is to own a well-equipped tortilla factory and increase her earnings, thereby improving her household finances.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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