A loan of $650 helped to buy beef, pork, chicken, rice, beans, butter, oil, chorizo, bologna, vegetables, tortillas, soft drinks, coffee and juice.


Maria Cleotilde's story

Maria Cleotilde is 49 years old. She lives in Maria Pastora Rodriguez district, in the city of Choluteca and her business is selling sweet treats, breakfasts and lunches. She sells her meals in San Marcos de Colon market. Every day, Maria gets up at 5.00am to prepare her food so that she can cover all the orders that her customers make each day. Maria will use her loan to buy beef, pork, chicken, rice, beans, butter, oil, chorizo, bologna, vegetables, tortillas, soft drinks, coffee and juice. She needs the profits from her business to cover her household expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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