A loan of $900 helped to buy soft drinks, cheese, butter, milk, medicines, sugar, coffee, bread, lard, etc., for her business.


Maria Magdalena's story

Magdalena, 28, is a single mother who lives in a relative's house with her 2 children. For 10 years she has lived in San Lorenzo in southern Honduras.

Magdalena has a grocery store where she sells general grocery stock, including soft drinks, bread, bottled water, vegetables and medicines.

Magdalena is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of soft drinks, cheese, butter, milk, medicines, sugar, coffee, bread, lard, etc.

With the earnings she generates from her business, Magdalena hopes that her business and family life will improve. In the future, she wants to get more training in the beauty trade so that she can open a salon where she could cut hair for her grocery customers, friends and neighbors. Magdalena dreams of having her children finish their education, and of building a house for them.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - March 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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