A loan of $425 helped to purchase supplies for making spices, condiments, and potato chips.

Maria Erundina's story

Doña Maria Erundina is 49 years old and a single mother. She has five children who are ages 23, 22, 18, 16, and 14. The two youngest children are in school. Doña Maria Erundina lives with her children in Yoro.

Doña Mara earns her living by operating a business where she makes and sells food products such as spices, cloves, cilantro, annatto, soy products, and bags of potato chips. With the help of her children, she is able to supply grocery stores and businesses in central Yoro. She has been in business for one year and makes her products twice a week.

Maria is a hardworking woman and has been able to help her children move forward. She has been able to maintain her business since her customers remain satisfied with the products she sells. Maria is currently requesting her second loan in the amount of 8000 HNL to invest in the purchase of supplies for making spices, condiments, and potato chips. Her goal is to create more demand for her products and increase her income so that her two youngest children can continue studying.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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