A loan of $1,100 helped to buy merchandise to stock her store.

Alba Azucena's story

Alba, 36, is living in a common law relationship and has five children; she lives in the municipality of Victoria, Yoro. She’s been selling merchandise like bed linens, underwear, pants, skirts, curtains, assorted styles of footwear and also medicine (pills, syrups, etc.) for three years with the goal of earning her own income to support her family and help her husband cover household expenses.

She is currently asking for her fourth loan in the amount of 20,500 lempiras to buy merchandise like footwear, bed linens, second-hand clothes and medicine to resell. Her plan is to continue working to make her business grow and to be able to give her children a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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