A loan helped to purchase raw materials to make more empanadas to sell in her business and another part is to consolidate debts.


Julia Orquidea's story

Julia is 38 years old, a single mother, has two daughters with whom she lives and a grandchild. They live in the municipality of Siguatepeque, Comayagua. Julia works making and selling chicken empanadas. She has done this work for 3 years. She sells her product as an itinerant salesperson in businesses in the area. In addition to the chicken empanada sales, she sells natural juices which generates more income.

She is asking for her second loan cycle, for the amount of 20,500 lempiras, to purchase raw materials to make more empanadas to sell in her business and another part is to consolidate debts.

She will pay off all her debts and invest more to expand her business by increasing her production. Her goal is to have a more prosperous business where she can leave a legacy of work to her daughters.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


This loan is special because:

It supports single mothers raising families on very little income.



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