Julissa is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $550 to buy meat, chili, eggs, tomatoes, onions, maize, cooking oil, banana leaves, firewood and plastic bags.
Julissa and her husband Juan have three children. Two of them are independent and the youngest is still in elementary school. Julissa learned from her mother to be a hard-working woman. From her mother's example, she learned how to do all the household chores and also how to prepare typical Mexican snacks. One of her specialties is "chiles rellenos" (chilis filled with meat and cheese).Every single weekend since the day she was married, Julissa has been selling food to help her husband with the household expenses. Julissa's clients are friends and neighbors in her community. She prepares chiles rellenos and tamales early in the day and arranges them all in buckets. She walks through the streets and offers her food, visiting almost every home in the community. She is thankful to God that she always comes back home with empty buckets. In order to get an extra income, Julissa also sells pork meat and beef on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
She is requesting a loan to buy more ingredients such as chili, eggs, tomatoes, onions, maize, firewood, banana leaves, and cooking oil. She also needs plastic bags to package the snacks that she sells. The profits from Julissa's business have been used to build her home, little by little. With the loan, she will be able to finish her house sooner so that her children can have their patrimony.