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A loan of $775 helped to buy soap, cheeses, bread, sodas, cookies, rice, beans, sugar, milk, water, toilet paper, coffee, sauces, and condiments for her business.


Ada Esmeralda's story

Ada lives in the city of Tegucigalpa and is married with two children. Two years ago, she opened a grocery store that offers a variety of staples such as rice, beans, juice, milk products, sugar, sodas, gas, wood, and more. Ada business is located in her house, and neighbors are her customers. Her husband helps her purchase her inventory twice a week at one of the city markets, and her children help her wait on customers.

Ada is applying to Prisma for a loan of L. 15,000.00 to buy soap, cheeses, bread, sodas, cookies, rice, beans, sugar, milk, water, toilet paper, coffee, sauces, and condiments to stock her business.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras - November 2012

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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