A loan of $400 helped to buy more clothes, creams, shampoo, lotions, deodorants, and other personal hygiene products.


Maria's story

María, age 70, is a single mother. She lives with a son in the Tela municipality. She is an enterprising Christian woman with a great desire to keep working. She previously worked at an institution. Fourteen years ago she decided upon her own business of selling women’s and men’s clothes, underwear, shoes, creams, deodorants, shampoo, talcum powder, and other personal hygiene products. She does this in an itinerant manner and by orders from her customers. This loan that she has requested is her third loan, and it is for 7,500 lempiras. She will use it to buy more clothes, creams, shampoo, lotions, deodorants, and other personal hygiene products in order to increase her inventory and fill the customer orders that are pending. Her goal is to grow spiritually and to have a small clothing store in a fixed place. She also wants to continue working in order to always have quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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