A loan of $650 helped to buy raw material like flour, corn flour, lard, cheese, milk, eggs, sugar, and others.


Alma Etelvina's story

Alma Etelvina, age 32, has been married for 15 years. Her husband does soldering work. She has four children between the ages of 8 and 15. She lives with her family in the San Isidro del Rosario Village, Comayagua. Alma has a great ability for making homemade bread. She learned with her family when she was little. She undertook her own business through her own efforts. She has been doing this business activity for ten years. She makes different types of bread like “Rosquillas de maíz” ,“Alporas de maíz” (corn pastries), and cheese quesadillas. She works ten hours a day. Thursdays and Sundays are the days there are the strongest sales. This bread is sold in the community, in the local market, and by orders. She has made her business grow with help from the loans. The loans have allowed her to get the needed income for her household. She is currently requesting her fifth loan. She will use it to buy raw material like flour, corn flour, lard, cheese, milk, eggs, sugar, and others in order to continue meeting her customers’ demand. Her goal is to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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