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Santos Virginia
Santos Virginia is 42 years old, married, and has five children. She lives with her family in San Ignacio community. Santos started working for a company when she was very young. However, she then got married and had her first child. In order to care for him, she decided to stop working and stay at home. She decided to set up a grocery store in her home.

The business is quite small but, with the profits she makes, she is able to help her husband with the family expenses. Her goal is to grow her business until it becomes a mini-supermarket and, why not, even a supermarket. Her dream is to see her her children grow up and continue supporting them in their studies.

Santos will use the loan that she has requested to buy basic household products so that she can offer her customers a greater variety of products. She works from Monday to Sunday, from 6.00am until late at night. Her husband and children help her to serve in the store.
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Doña Santos Virginia, tiene 42 años de edad, es casada, tiene 5 hijos y junto a su familia vive en la Comunidad de San Ignacio. Desde muy joven empezó a trabajar en una empresa, pero luego se casó y con ello vino su primer hijo así que para cuidarlo decidió dejar de trabajar y quedarse en su casa, por lo que instaló una venta de abarroteria. Su negocio es algo pequeño pero con las ganancias que obtiene puede ayudar a su esposo con los gastos familiares. Su meta es hacer crecer su negocio hasta verlo convertido en un mini-super y porque no, en un supermercado. Su sueño es ver crecer a sus hijos y seguirlos apoyando con el estudio. Con el prestamo solicitado comprara productos de la canasta basica para asi ofrecerles a sus clientes mas y variados productos, su horario de atencion es de lunes a domingo desde las 6:00 am hasta tarde por la noche, y su esposo e hijos la ayudan a atenderla.

Additional Information

About FAMA:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with approximately 59% of people living below the poverty line. Familia y Medio Ambiente OPDF (FAMA OPDF) is a Honduran non-profit with no religious or political affiliation. FAMA’s mission is to provide quality and opportune financial services so that men and women have equal opportunities to develop their micro or small businesses, whether they focus on agriculture, manufacturing or services. FAMA operates 13 branches throughout Honduras and serves over 12,500 clients.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,226,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Santos Virginia to buy groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 30, 2011
Listed
Jul 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012