A loan of $325 helped to buy jeans, socks, shoes, and suits for children.

Yeni Suyapa's story

Yeni, age 28, lives in the Valle de Sula, a village in the Choloma municipality. She married her husband, Mario, 11 years ago. Mario works in a factory. The couple has two children, a seven year old boy and a four year old girl. The oldest child goes to school.

Yeni sells merchandise like suits for children, jeans, sandals, shoes, tennis shoes, socks, and lotions.

She came to have the business three years ago with the help of some loans that she requested from ODEF. Previously she worked in a factory, but she decided to become a merchant because her whole family devotes itself to this occupation. She now works four hours a day selling her products.

With this loan of 6,000 lempiras Yeni hopes to stock her inventory with the purchase of jeans, shoes, and children’s suits. She hopes to use the income to finish building her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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