A loan of $800 helped to stock food products like soft drinks, churros, sweets, and supplies to make food.

Silvia Marina's story

Silvia Marina is 39 years old, and she is married. She lives with her husband and her two children, ages 12 and 16, in an outlying area of San Pedro Sula.

She established her own food business two and a half years ago. She has a business (café) in her house where she sells candy, soft drinks, sweets, and food. She previously worked for a private company, but she decided to establish this business because it is profitable.

She always wants to have products and variety to offer her customers in her business. This is her third requested loan. She will use it to buy products to stock the café where she sells food, soft drinks, and sweets.

She is thinking of using the earnings to look for a place that would be more accessible for sales. This way she would improve the family income. She would be supporting her husband in order to manage to make improvements to her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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