A loan of $775 helped a member to buy firewood and corn.

Gs Gran Comision Group's story

Merlín, 26, lives with her two children and her husband in the community of Nacaome, in the south of Honduras. For two years she has made a living making and selling tortillas. Her sales are to her neighbors and friends who come to buy her tortillas every day of the week.

Merlín is the leader of the group and the one who encourages the group and coordinates their payments and loan requests. She's a serious and very hardworking person.

Merlín is requesting the loan to buy herself firewood and corn, the raw materials she needs to make the tortillas.

With the support of the loan she hopes to improve her income, as do Dumas, who sells hammocks, and Roberto, who sells construction materials and, on the weekend, shrimp.

Merlín's dream is to have her own house, the same as the other members of her group.

San Lorenzo, Honduras, August 2012.

In this group: Merlin Patricia, Roberto Antonio, Dumas Alexandrer

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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