A loan of $550 helped to buy corn flour to make tortillas.

Maria Elba's story

María, 54, has been married for 25 years. Her husband is working abroad. María has three daughters who are 11, 16 and 21 years old and attending school. The family lives in San Pedro Sula’s Morazán neighborhood.

María has been making corn tortillas to sell for 21 years; she spends 8 hours a day in this business. She started it with her own savings. She has requested three ODEF loans and the current one is for L10,000 that she will use to buy packages of corn flour to make tortillas. Her goal is to keep a better standard of living for her family and provide schooling for her daughters.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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