A loan of $1,050 helped to buy underwear and bundles of secondhand clothing.


Minelda Aricela's story

Minelda is a young woman of 28 who lives with her two children and husband in the community of El Tular in Nacaome in the south of Honduras. She earns her living as a street vendor selling clothing in the neighbourhoods and towns of San Lorenzo and Nacaome, a job she's had for some time now.

Minelda is seeking a loan of 20,000 lempiras which she needs to buy underwear and bundles of secondhand clothing from North America. With the money she earns she hopes to increase her working capital and continue improving her standard of living. As well she wishes to fulfill her dream of owning a house and to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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