A loan of $1,075 helped to buy plastic kitchen utensils to stock her business and sell.

Adelina's story

Adelina is 43, and lives in the village of El Centro, which is part of the municipality of San Rafael Lempira. She is married, and her husband is an electrician. The couple has five children, aged 14 to 26. The two youngest are in school.

Adelina works as a school caretaker, and also sells plastic items such as washbasins, plates, glasses, flower pots, plastic chairs and other things.

She started her business at her own initiative, and because there was a high demand for these products in the village. She established the business more than a year ago, using some of the earnings she had from her previous business, which was a general store and eatery. She decided that selling plastic items was more profitable.

She has applied for this second loan of 21,000 lempiras in order to restock her inventory through the purchase of plastic merchandise. She is going to increase her business and include more products to sell.

She hopes that her sales increase so that she can invest in her children's education and in her family's food costs.

She is very grateful to ODEF and to Kiva for the financial support offered, as her business has remained stable and she has been able to make good use of her earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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