A loan of $900 helped to buy pants, shirts, blouses, and underwear.


Jenny Jaqueline's story

El Banco Comunal Honduras 2000 meets every 2 weeks in the canton of Jaramijo (Manta). This place is known for its beautiful beaches that line the coasts of this beautiful place. Here most of the people work in maritime pursuits. In this place we meet Jenny. She is 42 years old, married, and has 4 children, 2 are adults and the 2 younger ones are 16 and 9 years old. The youngest is a school student. Her husband is a fisherman but does not work because his children crew the boat. She works selling all types of clothing. She sells door to door and also sells to her clients who come to her home. She works 4 days of the week and her daughter helps her with the sales. She takes advantage of the opportunity of selling when the fishermen return from the open sea as they have good financial resources and it is when it is the easiest to make sales. She leaves her products on credit and collects every fifteen days or in two parts, one initial payment and the other when the fishermen return from two weeks at sea. She buys her merchandise in Manta each time it is necessary. She has been in the business for three years and is doing very well. This loan is to buy pants, shirts, t-shirts, blouses and underwear. She is a founding member of the communal bank and she likes it because thanks to one of the loans she began her business. Her dreams are to continue with her business and health for all her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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