A loan of $525 helped to buy footwear such as sandals, tennis shoes, and sneakers.


Enma Leonor's story

Enma is 49 years old and a single mother of four children. Three of her children are already adults while the youngest is 17 years old and is currently studying. Enma lives with two of her daughters and the husband of one of them. They live in a neighborhood in the municipality of Choloma, Cortes.

Enma has a business that she was able to establish with the capital she made from the sale of a plot of land. Motivated to work so that she would not need to depend on anyone else, she started her own business selling footwear. She offers shoes for women, men, and children such as sandals, tennis shoes, and sneakers. She makes her sales in a stall in a market in San Pedro Sula. This business is her source of income and it has gone well for her though there are times when sales are down. Still she keeps her prices reasonable and with her own customer base her sales are always profitable. She works at her business 8 hours a day.

Now she is requesting a loan for 10,000 lempiras to buy footwear. With this investment she will be able to increase her inventory and offer a variety of styles of shoes for her customers. Her plan is to continue investing, have a well stocked business, and expand within the market.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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