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A loan of $900 helped to buy food products.

Karol Nohemy's story

Karol is 30 years old and in a common-law-marriage. She lives with her husband and two children in a rural community of Piladeros in the Nueva Frontera municipality, Santa Barbara department.

Her business activity, which generates income for the family, is a small grocery store. She sells basic needs products (rice, beans, wheat and corn flour, and eggs) and hygiene products. She started her business with her own resources. Later, she had the opportunity to manage several loans, This has allowed her to maintain her business and her family.

She considers the main difficulties she faces to be the high prices of food products and the low sales in some seasons of the year.

She has currently requested a loan for 17,000 lempiras to buy food products, hygiene products, and medicines. Her goals are to offer a greater variety of products to her customers, to increase her business, and to save for her children’s future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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