A loan of $500 helped to buy corn, beans, fresh cheese, fried pork rinds, etc.


Maria Elena's story

María, who is 56 years old, lives at home with her family. She is a very hardworking, responsible, and honest person.

She owns a business where she sells tamales and pupusas (handmade corn tortillas stuffed with various fillings). She has had the business for many years. Her friendliness and good prices have attracted many customers.

She requests this loan to invest in the purchase of products like corn, beans, fresh cheese, fried pork rinds, etc. and, in this way, to increase her sales and earnings from her business and give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel



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