A loan of $900 helped to buy an electric wet corn grinder.

Ana Melitza's story

Ana, 28, is a single woman who lives with her two underage children, one son and one daughter, in Solola.

She is a hard-working woman who has been able to provide for her family. At the moment, she has two taxis for a transport service in her community. She tells us that this is earns her quite a steady income because there aren’t any taxis in her area. She also creates her own embroidery designs to provide her with another income, all of which help her to look after her family.

She has taken the initiative to start another business and for this, she is asking for a loan of 7,000 quetzals to buy an electric wet corn (nixtamal) grinder, because in her area there are very few and there is a great demand. She will pay off the loan with the work she has at the moment.

Her dream is to build a house with the income she generates from the work she does, as she would like her family to live in better conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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