A loan of $425 helped to buy corn to make tortillas and to repair her corn mill.

Adilia Natalia's story

Adilia Natalia, 39, has been married for 20 years; she has six children whose ages range from 2 to 21 years. Two of them are studying. She lives in Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes. Her husband works as a security guard in a private firm.

Adilia has her own business: she’s been making tortillas to sell for more than nine years. She makes normal corn tortillas and special ones for tacos. She tends to customers all day and has two people who help her with the business.

She’s been an excellent client; she’s very punctual with her payments to the institution and to date has requested 13 loans. In February of this year she asked for a 7,000 lempira loan that she used to buy ingredients to make tortillas to sell. This loan helped her to increase sales and she was able to repay the loan.

On this occasion, she’s asking for another loan for 8,000 lempiras to buy more ingredients like corn and also to repair the mill she uses to grind the corn to make tortillas. With this investment she’ll have the necessary ingredients to continue meeting customer demand and the mill will function problem-free in order to continue working. Her goal is to continue working with the ODEF loans provides and to continue growing economically for her family’s wellbeing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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