A loan of $400 helped to buy firewood and corn.

Maria Salome's story

María, 60, is a very hard-working woman who lives with her two older daughters who help her with family expenses. María works making tortillas, which she makes and sells in her house. This is quite a hard job since she must cook the corn, grind it down to make the dough and then spend four hours a day making the tortillas.

In spite of this, she feels very happy to have a stable business that allows her to have a humble but dignified life. María is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL so that she will have the help necessary to be able to buy firewood (with which she cooks the corn), and also to purchase lime and a larger quantity of corn to make more tortillas. In this way she can have more earnings that will be very beneficial to her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau

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