A loan of $775 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Maria Emelda's story

María, 48, lives with her children in her own house. For the last 11 years she’s been in the business of selling groceries like fruit drinks, snacks, chicken, canned goods, basic grains and others. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo in south Honduras.

María’s requesting the loan to buy groceries like corn, beans, rice, sugar, Maseca [corn flour], canned goods, eggs, soap, milk, bread, coffee and other consumer goods. With support from this loan she intends to cover the business’ financial need because she needs to buy these products to stock the store because the Christmas season is approaching when sales are very good. María’s dream is to have a good grocery store.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - October, 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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