A loan of $525 helped to buy merchandise to stock her store.

Ermelinda's story

Ermelinda, 40, is married and has two children. She lives in a village in Tela, Atlántida. She started her own home-based grocery store two years ago. She sells basic staples that are consumed daily like rice, beans, sugar, salt, bread, lard, canned gods, pills, vegetables, flour, condiments, meats, dairy products and others. She already has a well-established clientele in her neighborhood. She’s asking for her third ODEF loan for 10,000 Lempiras to stock her store with food items like meats, dairy products, rice, beans, flour, vegetables, sugar, condiments and lard. She will increase sales and income with this investment. Her goal is to make the business grow and to support her children’s schooling.

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