A loan of $800 helped a member to buy corn, firewood, tomatoes, onions, chiles, cabbage, and other products for her business.

Gs Estero Jutiapa Group's story

Candida is 48 years old and lives with her husband. Her main activity for more than 10 years has been the sale of tortillas and vegetables. She depends on the help of her husband. Candida is applying for a loan to buy products such as corn, firewood, tomatoes, onions, chiles, cabbage, and other supplies to serve her customers well. She is a very hard worker, and she wakes up very early in order to prepare her products. With the help of the loan that she will receive, Candida will invest to better her business, and this will allow her to have better profits to cover bills in her household and to have a better quality of life. Candida dreams of having a tortilla making machine to increase her sales.

Silvia has focused mainly on the production of nacatamales (a food that consists of corn, meat, and rice wrapped and cooked in a banana leaf) for a year. She has four children, and depends on her husband to help with the family expenditures.

Martha has three years experience selling nacatamales and tortillas. She has two children and is widowed.

Danli El Paraiso, Honduras- June 2012

In this group: Candida Tomasa, Silvia Suyapa, Martha Idalia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie Straub

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