A loan of $1,075 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Tomasa's story

Tomasa, 68, is single due to widowhood; she has seven children and she lives in El Progreso, Yoro with a son and two grandchildren.

She’s always been a merchant and a year and a half ago she started her own grocery store where she sells rice, sugar, beans, candy, snacks, condiments, soft-drinks, lard, groceries, etc. She’s a very hardworking woman and helps her children and grandchildren by means of her business. She has kept the business stable thanks to loans; she’s been with ODEF for 11 loan cycles.

The current loan request is for 21000 Lempiras that she will use to better stock her grocery store with the products she needs and will also use part of it to finish paying for a small piece of land she bought. Her immediate goal is to pay off the lot and to keep her store stocked so that she can earn income to support her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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