La Orquidia Group
She has sold groceries for 25 years, and started with a little money her husband gave her as a birthday present. Her general store is called "Elsa" and is set up in her home. Her hours of business start at 6:00am and end at 9:00pm. She learned to manage it herself, and to deal with her suppliers from daily experience. Alba also sells a small amount of cuajada (white cheese similar to ricotta) and candy, so at night her children take turns minding the store, and Alba makes and sells the candy.
She needs the loan she is applying for to buy shortening, brooms, brushes, sugar, coffee, soft drinks, rice, beans, pasta, churros (fried-dough snack), cooking oil, meats, cold cuts, condiments and other products used daily by families. With the help of this loan, she will be able to stock her general store with a variety of products and her customers will be pleased to find the things they need. As well, this will allow her to stand out from the rest of the general stores, because there are a lot of them in her neighborhood.
Her goal is to keep her business thriving and growing in order to have a continuing source of income, and to help her husband to support their family. Alba has had loans on 10 occasions, and has made her payments on time. As well, this has allowed her to expand her business premises.
Her fellow group members have different businesses, such as the sale of meals, second-hand clothing, accessories for women, and school supplies.
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.
This is a Group Loan
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