A loan of $525 helped to buy clothing for women, men, and children.

Maribel's story

Maribel is 46 years old, married, and has three grown children. She lives in the city of San Pedro Sula Cortes.

Maribel has been in the business of selling secondhand clothing for five years. She started this business out of necessity so that she could generate extra income to help her husband with the daily household expenses. Maribel remodeled a space in her house where she could set up her business. She has done very well since she offers her customers clothes for women, men, and children. This business generates a good income and she is very pleased to be working in it.

This is her first loan with ODEF. The amount of 10,000 HNL will be invested in the purchase of more merchandise to restock her business. Her goal is to grow her business so that she can buy a car. She also sells her merchandise as a traveling merchant so that she can increase her revenues.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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