A loan of $325 helped to buy a fryer for her food business.

Ana Julia's story

Ana Julia, 49, is single with four children; she lives in a village near the city of Puerto Cortes with her oldest daughter.

Ana Julia has always been a merchant. She used to sell all sorts of merchandise and five years ago decided to sell food because it’s profitable. She built a locale onto her house where she sells soft-drinks, snacks and food like chicken with fried banana, fried chops, tacos and others. It has been going very well for her, and there is a good demand for her food.

She has requested various loans that have allowed her business to keep growing. She has managed to have a good credit record with the institution, and this motivates her to continue working.

She is now requesting a concurrent loan with ODEF and Kiva for 6,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy a fryer with a larger capacity that works quickly. Then she will serve the food more quickly to her customers.

Her goal continues to be working very hard with her business because she has a good demand. She wants to improve more every day, and she wants to improve her family’s quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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