A loan of $1,075 helped to buy natural products like creams, soap, vitamins, shampoo and cosmetics to resell.

Irma Suyapa's story

Irma, 59, is a single mother; she has two children and lives in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa with a granddaughter. She’s always been a merchant; she sold shoes and clothes and for the last six years has been selling all types of natural products and cosmetics. She sells creams, shampoo, soap, vitamins and cosmetics (lipstick, foundation and make-up). She sells these products from place to place and on order.

She’s been an ODEF client for three loan cycles counting this one for 21,000 Lempiras she will use to buy more natural beauty products to increase sales and income. Her goal is to increase her clientele and to have a permanent locale in which to set up her business and from there help her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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