A loan of $275 helped to buy water, soda, soap, lard, rice, sugar and coffee for her business.

Maria Aurora's story

Señora María, aged 45, is a single mother and lives in her own adobe house in the community of Criba San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She has been running her grocery for two years, in which she sells soda, churros (strips of fried dough), soap, detergents, maseca (a brand of instant corn masa mix) and anything that is usually sold in a grocery. Her store is open from Monday to Sunday and her customers are her friends and neighbors in her community.

Doña María applies for a loan of 5000 lempiras to buy products like water, soda, soap, lard, rice, sugar and coffee, which are the best selling goods in her store. With the help of this loan she wants to stock up somewhat her store and thus earn a higher profit.

Her dream is to improve her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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