A loan of $1,100 helped to stock up her convenience store business with more food products, such as sugar, rice, beans, sodas, salt, bread, sweets, milk, and other things.

Sulma Marina's story

Sulma, aged 40, is married and has four children aged 8, 16, 20 and 23. She lives in a village in Morazán, in Yoro.

Six years ago Sulma established her own convenience store business, where she sells products such as sugar, rice, salt, eggs, sodas, beans, sweets, etc. This business that she started through her own efforts earns her income that allows her to cover her expenses for food and education for her children.

She has received support from ODEF through loans, which have allowed her to keep her business stocked and have better financial stability for her family.

She is currently requesting her fifth loan to stock up on more food products, such as rice, sugar, beans, sodas, bread, sweets, milk, etc.

Her primary goal is to provide her children with the necessary education, and to expand her business premises.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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