Elodia is from Mexico. She has 8 children. She needs a loan of $325 to buy "chicharron", "longaniza", "tortillas", beans, garlic, onion, tomatos, meat, nopal, table salts, eggs and various types of chili.
Elodia is 56 years old and never had the opportunity to attend school. When she was young, it was unusal for a girl to attend classes. Women were taught to take care of all the household activites and nothing more. Elodia is a single mother and has 8 children whom she managed to provide for all by herself. All of her children are now married and thankful to her for her great efforts in raising them. Elodia has always been a hard-working woman. She started working as a house cleaner and, by cleaning, provided for her family for many years. Just a few years ago, she decided to start her own business. Now, she sells a wide variety of the typical Mexican meal known as "tacos".
Every single day, she sells her foods. She goes out in a tricycle so that she can easily move from one place to the other, taking her treats with her. She sells the most tacos at the local high-school. The students there are her best customers. With a loan, she will be able to buy beans, onions, tomatoes, meat, eggs, many varieties of chili, "tortillas" and "longaniza" (type of ground meat with chili, similar to a sausage) so that she can cook her meals. Elodia hopes that this loan will improve her business and increase her clients and income.