A loan of $525 helped to buy products like basic grains, beans, rice, flour, instant corn flour, meat, sausages, dairy products, and others.


Victoria's story

Victoria, age 39, is married, and her husband works as at an assembly plant. She has two childen, ages 16 and 6; both children go to school. She lives in the village of Chamelecón, San Pedro Sula, Cortes. Victoria has a small grocery store, which she managed to establish a year and a half ago. She sells products like soft drinks, eggs, sweets (churros, cookies, candy, etc), bathroom utensils, and some canned products. She started her business by selling a few products, which has made it difficult to meet the demand for some food products. She works a lot all day, every day of the week in order to get extra income to help her improve her financial situation. She also sells food like tamales, “baleadas” (flour tortillas with beans, eggs, butter, cheese and meat), tacos, and chicken with sliced plantains. Victoria is requesting a loan for 10,000 lempiras to buy products that she needs in her business. She will buy products like basic grains, beans, rice, flour, instant corn flour, meat, sausages, and dairy products. There is a daily demand for these products. This investment will help her to get more inventory and income, and it will improve customer service. Her goal is to continue growing in her business in order to generate the income that will allow her to continue giving her children the education they need.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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