A loan of $1,000 helped to expand his "pupusería" (shop to make and sell pupusas- thick, stuffed corn tortillas) and to put it in the center of town, to buy another griddle to make more pupusas, and to buy drinks such as sodas, juices, and soft drinks among other things that he needs.


José Francisco's story

José is 65 years old, and he is married to a woman who performs the domestic tasks in the home. They have two sons who no longer live with them. José has made a living almost all of his life by cultivating corn. His parents also made a living with this activity, and passed it along to him.

He also has another business with his wife. Now, he wants to work on installing a small restaurant to sell pupusas [thick, stuffed corn tortillas] with his wife, because agriculture is no longer generating income for them. His wife sells pupusas from their house, and she has been selling them for 4 years.

The loan that he is requesting from CrediCampo is to expand their "pupusería" (the shop to make and sell pupusas) and to put it in the center of the town. A brother will loan them the location without charging them any money, and there aren't many pupusas for sale. He will buy another griddle to make more pupusas, and he will buy drinks such as sodas, juices, and soft drinks, among other things that he needs.

José's dream is to be able to expand his business with his wife because their economic standard of living would improve because he would have more income. Since agriculture has had many losses, now he will have more income to pay his loan, and for his life to improve economically.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Stoler



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