A loan of $500 helped to buy corn by the hundredweight.

María Licida's story

María is 75 years old and lives with her partner and children who help her with household costs. María sells tortillas and is well-known as they are the warmest and most delicious in town. María's business is near a school so she receives a lot of business at the end of the school day when parents come for something for their children. María is hard-working and always grabs a hold of the opportunities that she is given. She is applying for a loan from Integral to buy corn in bulk. María is confident that, as with previous loans, she will be able to make all her repayments and she has faith that, with hard work, she will be able to give her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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