A loan of $700 helped to buy ingredients.

Maria Esperanza's story

María, 58, has been working selling pupusas [grilled, filled corn cakes] at home for the last five years; she sells during the morning and at night has many customers because she’s very kind and sells the pupusas at a good price. She lives with her husband, son and a grandson. With the profits she earns she helps her husband and her son. They’ve managed to handle household expenses.

María wants to improve her business but does not have sufficient capital to do so which is why she’s asking for a loan to be able to buy what she needs like corn, beans, fried pork, string cheese and everything else needed to make pupusas so that she can stay in business and always keep her customers satisfied thus being able to earn higher profits that will help with any household expenses that might arise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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