A loan of $575 helped to buy kitchen utensils like a set of new pots and frying pans.


Maria Olga's story

María, 50, is single due to widowhood. She has six children and lives in Morazán, Yoro. María is very hardworking. She used to generate income doing sewing but wanted to earn higher income so five years ago decided to open a food business. She makes and sells traditional food and soft-drinks but what’s most in demand is ‘baleadas’ (flour tortilla filled with beans, eggs, cheese, cream and others) that she sells for breakfast and dinner. Her business is located in a commercial stand.

She’s had nine ODEF loans to date and is grateful for the support provided. This current loan is for 11,000 Lempiras that she’ll use to buy more kitchen utensils like pots and pans to improve her business. Her goal is to always keep her business active to generate income to help with her children’s schooling costs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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