A loan of $500 helped to buy ingredients for making a typical cow's feet soup from El Salvador.

Yanira Del Carmen's story

Yanira is 45 years old and lives with her husband and son. Yanira makes a living making cow's feet soup on Thursdays and weekends. This soup is one of the country's typical dishes and is made with cow's feet, vegetables, spices and other ingredients. Given the delicious flavours, it is very popular and sells for a good price. In order to improve her profits, Yanira is applying for a loan to to buy a much larger quantity of ingredients, to improve her business. She also wants to make higher profits by buying drinks to sell with the soup. This will give her more of an edge, increase her income and Yanira will be able to give her family more financial stability.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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