A loan of $775 helped to buy cosmetics, pigs, blouses, and children's clothing for her business.

Luz Idalia's story

Doña Luz is 51 years old and lives with three of her four children in her house, located in the community of San Lorenzo, in the southern part of Honduras. For ten years, Luz has made a living selling underwear, lotion, and pork meat, door-to-door. Most of her clients are her friends, family members, and neighbors who she visits daily. Doña Luz is a determined woman who strives to help her family get ahead.

She is requesting a loan of 15,000 lempiras in order to buy cosmetics, blouses, pork, and children's clothing. With the financial support of this loan, Doña Luz will invest in her business and, in this way, increase her earnings and improve her quality of life a little bit. Her dream is to one day expand her business and to improve her house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - October 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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