A loan of $525 helped to buy products for her business.

Elsa Marina's story

Elsa, 42, is a widow. She lives with her three children in her house in a community in the southern part of Honduras. She has made a living for 10 years selling groceries, soda, soap, fried dough, water, chickens, etc. She sells to friends and neighbors who come to her store every day.

With the support of this loan Elsa will supplement her financing to buy rice, milk, beans, eggs, margarine, oil, sugar, coffee, bread, dairy products, cold cuts, soap, water, and other products for her business. This way she'll have better profits and improve her quality of life somewhat, because she's a widow and it's been difficult for her to get her family ahead.

Elsa's dream is to improve her business and give her children a better life.

San Lorenzo, Honduras, October 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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