Total loan: $1,225

Jehova Es Mi Pastor Group

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Choluteca, Choluteca, Honduras / Clothing

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A loan helped To purchase new men's, women's, and children's clothing, underwear, dishes, glasses, condiments, vegetables, meats, dairy products, etc.

Jehova Es Mi Pastor Group's story

The group is comprised of four members who live in the Lajero Blanco village. María de la Paz Hernández is a working woman who sells new clothing, such as jeans, shirts, blouses, bedclothes, and underwear. She sells her merchandise in the community where she lives and has a stand set up in her house. Currently, she also sells her goods at a melon packing company called Excosur. She hopes to continue growing her business, since it has allowed her to help her husband improve the livelihood of their children. She has two girls who are currently in school and they help their mother with her business in their free time. Her husband is a construction worker who works at various locations in the village. Ana Isabel Álvarez is a young, married woman with a 6 year old girl. Ana sells snacks such as enchiladas, tacos, small cakes, and banana chips. She sells her goods out of the her house and her business and sales have grown to the point that she spends every afternoon selling her snacks. The entire village comes to buy and she runs out of all of her products. She wants to purchase vegetables, such as tomatoes, onions, chilis, and cabbage from the sellers in cars that pass through the village. Also, she wants to buy condiments and other goods that she can buy from the local store. With these, she hopes to continue growing her business. María Luisa Madariaga has been selling food and snacks for 4 years. Previously, she sold her products exclusively out of her home, but since her business has grown, she now also sells in Excosur and Promangle. This has generated income that has helped her husband with the household expenses. She is the mother of three children, one is in 4th grade and the others are not yet old enough for school. She leaves her children with her mother when she leaves to go sell her goods. Her husband is a welder and is not able to spend very much time at home. Etelvina Sarai has been selling new clothing for 4 years. She travels to the city of Choluteca every 15 days to buy men's, women's, and children's clothing. She leaves the house every day to sell her clothes in Excosur. Previously, she only sold in the village where she lives, but now she travels to Excosur because her business has grown. This has allowed her to live better and contribute more to the household. Her husband works in the agriculture industry and they have one child.

Translated from Spanish by Josh Wilcox, Kiva Volunteer