A loan of $525 helped to buy lotions, deodorants, creams, shampoo, hair coloring, pants, T-shirts, bathing suits and shirts for her business.


Maria Santos's story

Maria lives in the southern part of Honduras. She is an honest and hardworking person who has her own business selling fine perfumes. She lives with her daughter and her husband, and they support her in her business. Maria has been doing this work in the place where she lives for 10 years. She sells from place to place, because she has a lot of customers in schools and banking centers, as well as customers in the various neighborhoods of the city. She distributes her products every week. Maria needs a loan to buy lotions, deodorants, creams, shampoo, hair coloring, pants, T-shirts, bathing suits and shirts. With this loan, she hopes to increase her sales and fill every order made by her customers, allowing her to generate more income and have a better quality of life. In the future, Maria plans to grow her business each day. She also plans to build some rooms to rent out so that she could have a better quality of life with her family. Choluteca, Honduras - March 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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