A loan of $375 helped to stock her business with food products.

Reyna Isabel's story

Reyna, age 35, lives in the La Esperanza village. This is a rural community in the Colon department. She is married, but her husband lives outside of the country. She has two children, and they both go to school.

The financial activity that generates income for her is a small grocery store. That is where she sells everyday food products (butter, grains, rice, soup, ketchup, toilet paper, salsas, beans, and salt, etc. and some novelty products).

She has had her business since 2008, and she works very hard all day. This has allowed her inventory and her sales to increase. Last year she requested a loan for 5,000 lempiras, which she used to increase her inventory. Now her business is stocked more, and she is getting more income for the household and her children’s expenses.

She is currently requesting her second loan from ODEF and Kiva for 7,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to stock her business more. Her dream is for her business is to, little by little, become a mini supermarket. That way her income will be better.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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