A loan of $200 helped to buy ‘chicharrón’ [fried pork rinds], cheese, flour, cooking gas, beans, bananas, and others.


Francisca Antonia's story

Francisca, age 31, is married and has two children, ages 15 and 12. In order to generate income that her household needs, she has had a pupusa [stuffed, grilled corn cakes] shop and business selling typical dishes for five years. She works from Tuesdays through Saturdays. It is a business activity that her mother taught her.

She needs capital to buy ‘chicharrón’ [fried pork rinds], cheese, flour, cooking gas, beans, bananas, and others in order to prepare the pupusas and the different types of typical dishes.

With all of this she will be able to attract more customers and generate income that will help her make her payments.

Her dream is to give her children a different life style, to have a better business, and to be a constant support to her husband.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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