A loan of $800 helped to buy corn, sugar, firewood, eggs, etc.

Sandra Margarita's story

Sandra Margarita is 58, married, and the mother of four children. She lives in Barrio La Hoya in the Juticalpa municipality, and sells rosquillas (a traditional treat similar to doughnuts) and quesadillas.

Sandra learned to make rosquillas and quesadillas more than 30 years ago. She trained by working with a neighbor who did this for a living. Her products are a great favorite of the residents of Juticalpa, and also of people who live in other countries; since the greatest amount of her production is bought to be sent to family members and friends who live in the United States.

She works together with her youngest son. Her working day begins at 4:00am, which is very demanding. But once the product leaves the oven, she can rest, and her son sends it out to the customers.

The loan that Sandra is applying for is needed to buy milk, corn, sugar, firewood, eggs, and other products for making rosquillas and quesadillas. With the help of the loan Sandra, will be able to fill some orders that she hasn't yet delivered, and that will generate profits to cover some household expenses such as rent.

Her dream is to have her own house; a very large one, because she wants to set up a small work area and teach people to make rosquillas and quesadillas.

Sandra feels very thankful for the loan support she has received, because this has helped her keep herself going financially. She is a client who is very punctual with her payments, and has already had four loans with FAMA.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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