A loan of $500 helped buy corn, lime, vegetables, tomatoes and more.


Maria Elena Del Carmen's story

Maria is 67 years old and she lives in her own home with her son, granddaughter, and great-grandson. She has been in the business of selling tortillas and tamales for more than fifteen years, and her neighbors speak very highly of her. She is a humble, responsible, honest, and friendly person. Thanks to her labor, she has managed to get her family ahead. Maria is requesting this loan so that she can buy supplies to keep on making tortillas and tamales. These supplies would include corn, lime, vegetables, tomatoes, and more. By doing this, she will be able to increase her sales and improve her own and her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund



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