A loan of $775 helped to purchase rice, beans, eggs, bath soaps, butter, dairy products, corn, meats, and other basic consumer goods for her store.


Maria Elemena's story

Maria is 52 years old, she lives together with her husband in a home in the town of Altos de la Flor, in the south of Honduras. She has worked for 10 years selling rice, beans, meats, foodstuffs, and general grocery items. Her customers are all the people who travel near her business which she runs out of her home.

Maria is requesting 15,000.00 lempiras in order to purchase inventory items such as rice, beans, eggs, bath soap, butter, dairy products, corn, meats, and other basic consumer goods because her customer base has grown and she needs to provide a variety of goods. With the assistance from this loan she hopes to be able to provide a greater variety and obtain greater income.

Maria's goal is to improve her home
San Lorenzo, Honduras - October of 2012.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON



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