A loan of $775 helped to buy cement, bricks, sand, and rods for her home.

Mayra Petrona's story

Mayra lives in the city of Tegucigalpa. She is not married and lives with her married children. Since she was 15, she has been dedicated to the sale of tortillas, which she prepares at home. Then, beginning at 11:00 am she sells them at the main entrance of the market in the city.

Mayra's clients prefer her tortillas because of their quality and her good service. Thanks to the business she was able to help her children. She is now requesting a loan for 15,000 lempiras ($775) for a period of 12 months in order to buy cement, bricks, rods and sand for the construction of a wall in the front part of her home.

Mayra's dream is to be able to finish building her home and offer a better quality of life for her children and grandchildren.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer SUZANNE FORD

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