A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy vegetables, meat, chicken, rice, oil, and other products.


Torre Fuerte Group's story

Doña Lourdes, age 35, is single and lives with her two children in a neighbourhood of the city of Nacaome. She was selected leader of the Torre Fuerte group because of her dedication and hard work. She has made snacks for nine years. Her dishes include arroz con pollo, tacos, sandwiches, and baleadas [a wheat flour tortilla filled with mashed fried beans]. She sells in a stall in the Nacaome market. She gets up very early in the morning to make her food so that she can be ready for mealtimes. Lourdes is requesting a loan of 10,000 Lempiras for the purchase of vegetables, meat, chicken, rice, oil, and other items to prepare her snacks. This will allow her to keep working and investing, and paying off her obligations. One of her dreams is to have her own home; she currently rents. She also wants to continue working with her group of friends as part of PRISMA. Carlos and Alexis sell vegetables in the Nacaome market. Douglas sells clothing, working in his business all day.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - March 2012

In this group: Lourdes Iris, Carlos Humbreto, Alexis, Douglas Abel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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