A loan of $1,050 helped to buy lard, toilet paper, oil, flour, sugar and soft-drinks, among others for her business.

Hilda Maria's story

Hilda, 57, has been making tortillas to sell for 12 years. She likes her customers to consume freshly made tortillas so she makes them three times a day. Her activity starts at 5am so that she can be ready when her customers come to buy at 7am. Then she starts at 11am and her last production is at 5 in the afternoon every day of the week.

Hilda buys Maseca [brand of corn flour] Wednesdays and Saturdays. Her sales are steady since her customers come by her house. The business generates good daily income thanks to which she’s able to support her son who lives with her and who due to vision problems has been unable to find employment.

Hilda is asking for a loan to buy products to sell like lard, toilet paper, oil, flour, sugar and soft-drinks among others to once again offer to her customers because she had to stop selling them a few months back because of problems in the zone.

Hilda dreams with being able to open her grocery store once again and hopes that Prisma will be able to support her. She needs another part of the money to build a bathroom for better living conditions.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – March, 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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