A loan of $1,175 helped to buy clothing, sandals, and other items.


Leonila's story

Doña Leonila, age 63, is a single mother with two grown children. One child lives with her in a suburban section of San Pedro Sula. This entire time she has engaged in the retail trade in order to support her children. Leonila sells merchandise from her home such as new and used clothing, sandals, shoes, and other items that are requested by her customers.

She is requesting her second loan in the amount of 22,000 HNL so that she can buy merchandise requested by her customers in time for Mother's Day. This loan will help her to offer a greater variety of products since she plans to take advantage of this season to increase her sales. Her goal is to save her profits toward buying a house of her own in a strategic location and establishing her business under better conditions. She is grateful to ODEF and Kiva for the support they have provided.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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