A loan of $800 helped to buy products such as sugar, coffee, lard, bread, soft drinks, juices, etc. for stocking her store.

Francisca's story

Francisca is 63, single, and has three children. She lives with two of her children, in the town of Nueva Frontera, in Santa Bárbara department.

Previously, she sold food products as a street vendor, and six years ago decided to set up a store in her home, where she sells sugar, bread, coffee, lard, soft drinks, juices, etc.

She is applying for a second loan of 15,000 lempiras, with which she is going to have a larger selection of products such as sugar, lard, salt, rice, soft drinks, juices, etc. With this investment, she is going to be able to offer product variety to her customers, and is going to add to her income.

Her goal is to continue earning her income, improving her quality of life, and helping her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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