A loan of $425 helped to purchase a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Lidia Yolanda's story

Mrs. Lidia V. has a business selling vegetables, an activity she's been doing for 18 years. Mrs. V. has her business situation in the "Nuevo Amanecer" (New Dawn) market, stand No. 2 in the city of Danli, where she does wholesale and retail sales. In addition to selling in the stand, Ms. V. has three salespersons who go out on bicycles to sell vegetables, and she pays them 25% of the sales their make.

Ms. Lidia cohabits with her life partner, who also works equally hard at business. He has a car and transports vegetables from Tegucigalpa to Danli city markets. Ms. Lidia told us that previously, they lived in Tegucigalpa. They moved to Danli in search of better living conditions as the capital is very expensive. In the short time they've lived in Danli their living condition have improved and they already own their own home, something they never could have done while living in Tegucigalpa.

She wants to use the loan to buy a wide variety of vegetables to increase her supply and meet the demands of her increasingly growing clientele. From her relationship, she has four children who depend on her and her partner 100%.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jo Longnecker

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