A loan of $1,125 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Maria Eudocia's story

María, 55, has been married for 36 years and has six adult children; some of them are already independent. She lives with her family in a village in Santa Cruz de Yojoa. Her business is a grocery store where she sells food items like rice, lard, flour, beans, bread, groceries and some canned goods. She started the business nine years ago with means of her own. She is a very hardworking woman and wanting to generate additional income to help her contribute towards household expenses she succeeded in establishing it. She spends 8 hours daily at work.

María has gotten several ODEF loans that have helped her improve her store and is currently asking for another one from Kiva for 21,000 lempiras to stock up on basic staple items (rice, lard, beans, flour, sugar, eggs, snacks, etc.). With her investment, income will improve. Her goal is to continue working so that her income will be better every day and to be able to provide schooling for her daughter and to grow in the business.

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