A loan of $275 helped to buy corn, firewood, and lime powder to make tortillas.

Maria Dominga's story

María, age 34, lives with her husband and her daughter. Her husband is employed by a very stable company.

María has her own business making tortillas. This business is stable with several fixed customers. Tortillas are essential to the diet of people of this country, and it is a compliment to all meals.

María works Mondays through Sundays every noontime and every afternoon. She is a kind, responsible person who is devoted to her household and her daughter.

María is requesting a loan from Integral in order to be able to buy corn wholesale and to get it at lower prices. That will allow her to get more profit from her sales. She will buy firewood and lime powder in order to cook the corn. She will later grind it in order to make dough, and she will be able to make the tortillas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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