A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy clothes to stock her business.

El Esfuerzo Del Ocote Group's story

Sulmy Suyapa, 40, is married and her husband’s a farmer; she has three children attending school and she lives in the village of El Ocote, Olanchito.

Sulmy started her own clothing sales business ten years ago; she sells pants, blouses, shirts and underwear for ladies and gentlemen. She started it with her own efforts and works ten hours daily.

She has kept the business going with help from loans that have made it possible for her to improve her quality of life. To date, she’s requested approximately 22 loans.

She is currently asking for 25,000.00 Lempiras to stock her business with merchandise like women’s and men’s clothes. Her goal is to keep the business well stocked and to set it up in a fixed locale. In future, she’d also like to buy cattle to have another source of income.

Sulmy (in the white blouse) belongs to the “El Esfuerzo del Ocote” communal bank together with Nely (striped blouse) who lives in the same community and is a merchant. She’s also asking for 25,000.00 Lempiras to stock her business.

In this group: Sulmy Suyapa, Nely Suyapa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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