A loan of $400 helped to buy the necessary ingredients to make tortillas, like corn, in addition to paying for repairing a pupusa griddle.

Rosa Cristina's story

Fifty-seven year old Rosa lives in her own house with her husband. She makes her living making and selling tortillas outside of the corridor where she lives. She has been doing this activity for many years; thus she has a lot of experience and regular customers that prefer her more every day.

She describes herself as an enterprising, responsible and very hard-working woman. She has very good personal references. It is very important to her that her customers are satisfied with the service they receive, since this is how she can keep them happy and keep them coming back to her business.

Rosa wants to grow her business, which is why she came to the conclusion that the best way is to apply to INTEGRAL for a loan to invest in buying the necessary ingredients for making tortillas, such as corn. Furthermore, she wants to pay for repairing a pupusa griddle. In addition to making improvements to her business installation, she hopes this will expand her clientele and therefore increase her earnings and improve her and her family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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