A loan of $525 helped to buy bananas, oil, bags, construction paper, salt and staples.


Maria Suyapa's story

María Suyyapa, 31, is married and has two children who are 5 and 4 years old; she lives with her family in the town of Progreso, Yoro.

María’s economic activity is making fried banana slices to sell. She sells them packaged in bags and sells them in bunches in an ambulatory way to grocery stores or other local businesses. She began this business two years ago hoping to generate her own income that would give her the means to grow economically. Because of this she works from very early making her product to go out later to sell.

She is asking ODEF for a 10,000 lempira loan that will help her stock her business purchasing the supplies she needs to make the fried banana slices (bananas, oil, bags, staples, construction paper, salt, etc.) to continue working and increase clientele. Her goal is to continue to invest so that her inventory will grow and to raise her children providing them with the necessary resources.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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