This quote represents dedication and creativity that Maria Elena, a second year participant in the Women Empowerment Project, has put into her business of selling typical foods and snacks. Maria Elena did not attend school yet through the WEP, she studying in a literacy class. Her education level hasn’t stopped her to learn and implement unique business techniques such as using corn kernels with her bookkeeping. Each one represents one dollar of the food she she sold. Then she takes away the amounts she has invested. The kernels that remain represent her profit. Even with many challenges, she continues to innovate her business to move ahead. Thank you for all your support!