A loan of $650 helped to buy supplies such as sugar, food coloring, baskets, bags, and serving sticks.


Maria Dolores's story

Sra. Maria is 57 years old and lives in the town of Santa Barbara. She has been with her husband Guillermo, a merchant and bricklayer, for more than 40 years. They have five grown children (ages 39, 36, 31, 28, and 23).

Maria prepares and sells sweets (cookies) and homemade bread. She woke up one day and wanted to start a business at the fair. Maria began selling sweets to a club of homemakers 20 years ago with the help of her husband. Since then, she began selling at all of the fairs held in the Department of Santa Barbara. She works five hours a day preparing sweets and bread.

Maria is requesting a loan of 12,000 HNL to buy supplies such as sugar, food coloring, baskets, bags, and serving sticks. She hopes to increase her production and expand her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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