A loan of $800 helped to buy new clothes.

Maximina's story

Maximina, age 59, is a single mother. She has a 12 year old son, and he goes to school. She lives with her son in the Victoria neighborhood in Choloma, Cortes.

Maximina is a very hard-working woman, who for 11 years has been earning a living selling merchandise. She started this business upon seeing the necessity to get income that would allow her to be able to provide daily sustenance for her son.

She sells the merchandise from a stand at the local market. She offers her customers a variety of new clothes. She also sells piñatas, tables, and griddles for the stove. She is very happy because her business has given her good income. She manages it well and reinvests her income in her business. She devotes eight hours a day to her business.

She is currently requesting a loan for 15,000 lempiras to stock up on merchandise like new clothes. She hopes to increase her inventory with this investment so that her earnings will be better. This way she will have financial solvency, which will allow her to continue helping with her son’s education. Her goal is for her business to always be stable.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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