A loan of $300 helped to purchase cooking oil, tomatoes, cabbage, chickens, wood, and farming supplies such as manure, seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides.


Priscila Del Carmen's story

Priscilla lives with her 46-year-old husband and their children, who are 15 and 20. She sells tamales, cassava, and other corn-based dishes, and also grows staple grains. Priscilla started these two businesses out of necessity; she needed to make a financial contribution to meeting the family's expenses. Priscilla will invest the loan funds in the purchase of cooking oil, tomatoes, cabbage, chickens, wood, and farming supplies such as manure, seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides. Some of these supplies are the raw ingredients she needs to prepare the dishes she sells; other are essential to growing the corn that ensures a healthy diet for her family. Priscilla hopes to boost her income in order to repay her debts. Her ambition is to make improvements to her home and offer a better lifestyle to her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante


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