A loan of $600 helped to stock her business with basic needs food products.


Lily's story

Lily is 28 years old, and she has three children. She is in a common-law marriage, and she lives with her life partner in a village in the Omoa municipality in Cortes.

Lily established her own business ten years ago. She has a grocery store where she sells basic needs food products. She sells rice, beans, corn, sugar, shortening, sausages, soft drinks, and churros, etc. She has kept the business stable during this time, and it has gone well for her. Her sales have been maintained.

She has invested two previous loans, and they have helped her to increase her inventory. She is currently requesting her third loan for 11,000 lempiras to stock the products that she does not have in her inventory. With this investment she will always have products to offer her customers.

Her goal is to expand the business. She is thinking of adding the sale of used clothes and cosmetics in order to have more customers and increase the family income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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