A loan of $1,125 helped to buy products to stock her small grocery store business and improve the storefront where she makes food for sale (nacatamales).


Gloribel's story

Gloribel is 29 years old and is a single mother. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of the San Pedro Sula municipality, Cortes.

She has had her own business for two and a half years. She sells daily consumption products like rice, beans, soap, detergents, lard, sugar, churros, etc. She also makes and sells nacatamales (made from corn meal and stuffed with rice, meat, potatoes, olives, capers, and other ingredients, and wrapped in banana leaves). She sells the nacatamales as ordered by customers.

She is grateful to ODEF, and now Kiva, for the financial support of her business and her family's well being. This is the third loan she has requested. It is for 21,000 Lempiras and she will invest it in the purchase of daily consumption products to stock her store. A portion of the loan will be used to improve the storefront where she makes her tamales. She will buy two gutters and five sheets for the roof. Once the place is improved, she will hire people to help her grow the business. She hopes to increase her sales and her income. Her goal is to grow the business, and help her and her family grow.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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