A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy meat, chicken, oil, and condiments for her business.


La Estrella Group's story

Doña Carmenza is a very hard-working person who is very dedicated to her business. She lives with her husband and three children. For over five years, Carmenza has had a business selling snacks from her home; her home is located in a tourist area and she has a lot of demand for her food. With this loan, Carmenza will invest in the purchase of meat, chicken, oil, cheese, and condiments. With these purchases, she will be able to increase her sales. She hopes that this loan will allow her to cover her customers' demand and to have a better income and, therefore, better living conditions. Carmenza's goals and dreams include being able to build an arbour so that her customers will be more comfortable. This will generate more income, with which she will be able to provide her children with a better education. Maribel is a very enterprising young woman. She has sold used clothing for 8 years. Delia is a very hard-working woman who has sold candy for over 8 years. Surit has sold used clothing for over 4 years. Choluteca, Honduras - March 2012

In this group: Carmenza De Jesus, Maribel, Delia, Surit
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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