A loan of $500 helped to purchase a laptop computer.

Emilio Baltazar's story

Emilio is 31 years old and completed high school. He's married; his wife does domestic chores and they currently don't have children. He lives with his wife and his mother.

Emilio has been making tustacas (baked corn and cheese dough) and totopostes (baked corn tortilla) in his town for the past nine years. He learned this trade from a friend who owns this type of business and insisted that he help him, and then he learned it. Emilio also drives a few children to school on a minibus. He works on his tustacas and totopostes business from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, he drives the children to school from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and picks them up and takes them home from noon to 1 p.m.

With the loan he requested from Fundación Campo, Emilio will purchase a laptop computer so he can make good use of the internet and keep himself informed about the events going on around the world. One of the needs that will be fulfilled is that by using this computer and the internet, aside from being up-to-date he'll also seek more customers.

One of his dreams regarding his tustacas business is to export to other countries, seek customers from other countries through the internet and get a larger clientele. Therefore he'll give his country a good name by exporting the delicious totopostes.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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