A loan of $200 helped to buy rolls, chicken, corn and cabbage, among other items, to prepare her chicken sandwiches.

María Transito's story

María is 59 years old. She is a woman who works hard to provide her family with their daily sustenance. In spite of her incomplete education, she has set things up so she can generate income. She is married, and her husband works in agriculture, but this activity is only at the subsistence level. For this reason, María has found creative ways to obtain the resources to cover other necessities in the household. She has two children, but they are already adults and have formed their own households.

María has a business selling sandwiches, pastries, and fried potatoes, among other products. She does this on the weekends, and from Monday through Friday she works as an employee on a neighboring farm, where she is in charge of vaccinating the chickens. The farm is located two blocks from her house.

She will use the loan to buy supplies (rolls, chicken, corn and cabbage, among other items), for her business which she operates on the weekends. At this time, she wants to expand the business, since there is a great demand for her products, and she does not have sufficient funds to invest.

She would like to have a small shop where she can be sure of earning the income to cover the necessary expenses in her household.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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