A loan of $700 helped to purchase firewood and 7 sacks of corn, as well as pay off a balance owed to Fundación Campo.

Jessica Beatríz's story

Jessica is 27 years old, and she lives with her 8-year-old son and her mother, a wise woman with decades of business experience. Jessica learned to make tortillas at her mother's business when she was 14 years old. Nine years ago, when she was in her second year of college and found out she was pregnant with her son, she decided to transition to working full time in the tortilla business. Every day she grinds 75 pounds of corn into flour for making tortillas, and she sells the tortillas she makes in her neighborhood in two shifts, one at mid-day and the other in the afternoon.

With the support from this loan, Jessica plans to purchase firewood and 7 sacks of corn for making her tortillas, as well as pay off an outstanding balance of $391.00 to Fundación Campo. She hopes that this investment will help her to take advantage of current corn prices, since the price of corn is rising steadily. Jessica's dream is to one day open her own clothing business or a store in her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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