A loan of $275 helped to buy underwear, socks, towels, and tablecloths to sell.

Evangelina's story

Evangelina is 65 years old, and she is a single mother. She has two children, ages 42 and 26. She lives with them in the La Esperanza village in Tela, Atlántida.

For fifteen years she has had a business of selling clothes where she sells underwear, socks, towels, tablecloths, and fabric for curtains. She started this business activity with capital that her sister gave her. She recognizes that, so far, she has had income that has allowed her to take charge of the household expenses. This has motivated her to get ahead with her business, in which she devotes four hours daily.

She has received three loans from ODEF, and they have helped her maintain her business. She has also been able to improve her home. She is currently requesting her fourth loan for 5,000 lempiras in order to buy more merchandise like underwear, socks, towels, and tablecloths.

Her goal is to continue investing in her business in order to get more income and to provide for future needs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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