Light Workers

Perpetual Light Fund Winner 143

Maria Del Carmen, of El Salvador, Winner of the $50 Microenterprise Fund (June 2017)

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Maria Del Carmen's Story

María studied only in the first grade at school, her parents' economic conditions were not very good since they had many children and they just put them to work. Her partner has died and her children emigrated to another country. 

María worked with her partner in a car repair shop but when he died, she could not longer continue with this work, however she began to sell fresh and dried fish in the city center. She goes twice a week to purchase the merchandise. 

María needs the support of a loan very much to purchase dried fish to continue selling.

She has always dreamed that her children will one day come back to see her and live with her in her last years. She wants to continue working to get income and continue surviving.