A loan of $525 helped to stock up her business with staple consumer products such as: corn, beans, rice, butter, flour, bread, cleaning products, etc.

Denia Melissa's story

Denia, 24, is a single mother who lives with her son in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula. Previously, Denia worked for a private company. Two years ago, she started up her own grocery store business with her savings where she sells grocery products such as: bread, butter, condiments, sweets, chips, spice mixes, sugar, rice, soap, flour, corn, beans, etc. In the evenings, she also sells fast food such as fried chicken with plantains, tacos and baleadas (wheat tortillas filled with beans and cheese) to get some extra income.

Denia is now requesting a loan for 10,000 Honduran lempiras to capitalize her business so that she can stock it with the food products she lacks, and also offer a greater variety of products to her customers. Her plan is to continue to grow her business so that she can improve her standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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