A loan of $425 helped to buy live pigs.

Maria Eddy's story

Maria Eddy, age 50, is single and has two grown and independent children. She is from one of the Chinandega municipalities where commerce is most important. Maria started her business of buying, selling, and butchering pigs at a very early age. It was a family business, which she inherited, and it is now her own. She has had it for over 20 years. She sells and buys at the same time, and she butchers once a week.

She sells delicious tamales, ‘pepenas’ [a traditional dish], fried foods, blood sausage, pork cracklings, and sausages, among others. She makes her purchases for cash in surrounding communities. She sells for cash and for credit, which she mainly collects on the 15th and 30th of each month. She does this because she sells her products to salaried customers.

One of her dreams is to improve her house. Maria Eddy is requesting a loan to buy live pigs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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