A loan of $375 helped to buy corn, staple food items and more to make pupusas.


Basilica Lily's story

Twenty-eight year old Basilica works very hard from Monday to Friday making pupusas, a very typical food from this country which is made from corn or rice dough and a filling of cheese, pork rind and beans. It is quite a stable business, and she has several clients since her pupusa stall is the only one that offers service at night.

Basilica is married and lives with her husband, who works at a bakery. The pupusa stall is very important since it makes a significant contribution to the upkeep of their home. Therefore, it is crucial to be able to improve her sales. This is why she is applying for a loan from INTEGRAL in order to buy wholesale corn, cabbage, cheese, tomatoes, beans and other ingredients. She does this with the desire of securing the raw materials for her business, and thus increase her earnings, which are are of great benefit for her business and economic growth.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh



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