A loan of $250 helped to purchase five units of tamarind pods.


Justa Del Carmen's story

Justa del Carmen is a 40-year-old, small-businesswoman who lives with her partner. She has worked for three years purchasing tamarind crops. She has been a lender with the field partner for two years. She gathers the tamarind pods in rural areas and then sells them in different markets of the capital. She will invest her loan money in the purchase of five units of tamarind pods. She will later remove the shells before selling them by the quintal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Barbero



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