A loan helped to buy bundles of clothes, such as pants, tee shirts, shirts, blouses, skirts, bed sets, and also sandals.

Maria Dolores's story

Maria is 44 years old. She is a single mother of one daughter. She lives with her family in the town of Omoa, Cortes.

She has worked in sales for five years. She sells secondhand clothes, such as shirts, blouses, pants, tee shirts, coats, and children's clothes. She also sells purses, sandals, phone protectors, hats, athletic shoes, and other things. She works both as a street vendor and by order.

Maria is seeking her fifth loan through ODEF, for 15,000 lempiras to buy bundles of used clothes for women, men and children, such as tee shirts, shirts, blouses, skirts, and bed sets. She will also buy sandals, cosmetics and lotions. Her goal is to grow as a merchant and to strengthen her family's economy in order to have a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.

This loan is special because:

It supports single mothers raising families on very little income.

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