A loan of $375 helped to buy supplies for making tamales, such as corn, lard, sugar, pots, etc.

Santos Isidra's story

Santos is 53 years old and lives in her own house with her family. For some years she has worked producing and selling tamales (a corn-based food) in the area where she lives. With a lot of experience producing tamales, Santos now has a large and loyal customer base that always comes back for her products. She is a hard-working and enterprising woman, with a dream of bringing home an income to her family in order to improve their living conditions. Her husband's income is not enough to cover household costs. Santos needs to invest in buying more materials to make tamales, such as corn, lard, sugar, pots, etc. so as to increase her productivity and, eventually, her income. It is for this reason that she has come to Integral. She is applying for a loan that will help her to buy these materials and to move ever closer to achieving her goals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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