A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy products like shoes, pants, blouses, household goods, plastics, popular medicine, shortening, rice, sugar, dairy products, chicken, sausages, and new clothes.


Gs 3 De Mayo Group's story

Miriams, age 48, has two children who are dependent upon her and her life partner. Her main business activity is commerce. She has a mini-market, and she also sells new clothes and shoes.

Miriams has been working at this business activity for over 29 years. She says that she has good clientele because she sells clothes and shoes in an itinerant manner, which generates other income.

Miriams is requesting the loan to buy products like shoes, pants, blouses, household goods, plastics, popular medicine, shortening, rice, sugar, dairy products, chicken, sausages, and new clothes in order to meet her customers’ demand.

With the requested loan Miriams will have a better supply of products to meet her customers’ demand. This is because the Christmas season is approaching, and that is a high sales season. It will allow her to get better income to cover the family’s expenses and financial commitments.

One of Miriams’ dreams is to give her children an excellent education and a decent roof over their heads.

Petrona makes and sells ‘rosquillas’ [a ring-shaped pastry] and bread. She has 27 years of experience.

Luz sells basic grains. She has 12 years of experience running this business.

Ana sells clothes, shoes, household goods, and plastics. She has 12 years of experience.

Danli El Paraíso, Honduras - October 2012

In this group: Miriams Ildiliacia, Petrona Del Carmen, Ana Dilma, Luz Idalia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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