A loan of $1,325 helped to stock her business with supplies to make food and sweets to sell. She will also make improvements to her place of business.


Maritza Waleska's story

Maritza, age 25, is a single mother. She lives in the Trujillo municipality in Colon with her two minor daughters, and they go to school. Maritza established her own business two years ago. She sells sweets and food like soft drinks, churros, fried chicken, fried pork chops, tacos, pastries, and peppers stuffed with meat and rice, etc. She has this business at her own place, and she sells all day. She has a contract with a cooperative that buys lunches from her. She has maintained the business by investing the loans. She is currently requesting her third loan for 25,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to stock the business with supplies like meats, vegetables, rice, lard, flour, and others. She will do this in order to prepare the food and sweets and to increase sales. She also wants to improve her place of business in order to provide better service. She will enclose it with fine-wire netting to cover it from insects, and she will add a piece of furniture. Her goal is to grow in her business and to give her family a better standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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