A loan of $375 helped to buy ingredients for food and to expand her sweets sales.

Ana Argelia's story

Ana is a hard-working 28 year old woman. She lives in a marginal neighborhood of San Pedro Sula with her life partner and her four and a half year old daughter. They help each other. He works as a day laborer for a battery company. He supported her with his savings so that she could start a business.

She saw the opportunity in front of her house. There is an establishment there that works with gravel, and there is no place for the employees to eat. That is where she started selling breakfasts and lunches.

Now she has requested a loan from ODEF to expand her services. She will also sell soft drinks, churros, and sweets, etc. Additionally she will buy rice, potatoes, meat, and all of the ingredients for selling food. This way she will make her business more productive. She will stock other products for her customers. This will generate more income for the financial support of her household.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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