Juana is from Mexico. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $475 to buy onions, tomatoes, dough, tortillas, cheese, meat, garlic, beans, bananas, cabbage, cream, hot peppers, oil, plastic dishes and gas.
Juana is a 30 year old woman with a high school education. She is married to Valente, who works as a cop. They have 2 children. The youngest one is called Ventura and goes to Kindergarten, and the other is Jonathan, who goes to elementary school. They live in Tembladeras del Castillo, located in one of the most important sugar cane producing precincts in the state of Oaxaca. Juana started her business selling snacks over a year ago as a way to help out her husband with the household expenses. She wakes up very early and starts cooking. She only sells snacks on the weekends. After making the snacks, she sets up a small table outside of her house and waits for customers to come and eat. She has many regular customers, as well as friends and neighbors, who come to buy her snacks.
With this loan, Juana will purchase onions, tomatoes, dough, tortillas, cheese, meat, garlic, beans, bananas, cabbage, cream, hot peppers, oil, plastic dishes and gas. She hopes that this investment will help her snack business to succeed. She aims to expand her business and to begin selling sodas. She wants to make sure that her children have a better quality of life and a good education.