A loan of $225 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store and for her fast-food business.


Isabel's story

Isabel, 37, has lived in her community for 15 years already with her husband and two children who are currently in primary school. Her business is a small grocery store and ‘pupusa’ [filled, grilled corn cakes] sales.

The pupusa shop has been in operation six years. She learned this occupation from her mother and it produces good dividends. Her work hours generally start at dusk which is when demand is highest. Her husband helps her take care of customers.

The loan she’s requesting is to buy more merchandise for the store and for the pupusa business. She will have better sales and higher income to cover family expenses. She needs to have a more profitable business and a larger clientele.

Her future plan is to work hard alongside her husband to provide a good education for her children that to her way of thinking is the best legacy they can possibly give them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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