A loan of $550 helped to purchase bedding, underwear, socks, sandals, and shirts.

Maria Guadalupe's story

Señora Maria Guadalupe H. is 57 years old, unmarried, and has no children. She has been selling clothing and sandals for five years. In addition, she sells baleadas, a Honduran burrito, on the weekends.

Maria needs a loan to stock her business in preparation for the Christmas season. In the time leading up to Christmas she makes many sales and can increase her earnings. On the weekends she has a stall where she sells baleadas, which are very popular amongst the people living in her area. They are made with refried beans, eggs, butter, cheese, and ham. They are delicious and a complete meal. Her dream is to have a thriving business in the San Lorenzo market.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matt Raimondi

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