A loan of $1,100 helped for maintenance and repair of her taxi.


Maria Elena's story

María Elena is 54 years old. She is married, and lives with her two grandchildren in the municipality of Tela, in Atlántida department.

María Elena decided 12 years ago to have her own business, and set up a taxi transportation service. She started with one, and currently has two taxis. She pays two employees who work with them.

This business is profitable for her, and has become her source of income. She has kept the taxis in good condition through the investment of several loans that ODEF has granted her.

Currently she is requesting 21,000 lempiras, this being her fifth loan already. With it, she is going to repair a taxi, in order to offer good service. She hopes to fix it properly and earn her income.

Her goal is to continue working with the business, so that she can help her grandchildren with their education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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