A loan of $275 helped to buy seasonal fruit, apples, and grapes to sell during the Christmas season.

Alma Marina's story

Alma is a widow and a single mother. She is 41 years old, and has 2 children. She lives with one of her children in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula.

She has been earning a living for a number of years by selling general merchandise, such as used clothing for men, women and children (blouses, shirts, jeans, T-shirts, and other items) and shoes. Three years ago she diversified her business, and she now also sells breakfast food and fruits, including oranges, apples, grapes, bananas and other seasonal fruit.

Alma is requesting her second loan with ODEF. This is a short term loan for 5,000 Honduran lempiras, which she will use to invest in the purchase of grapes, apples, and pears to sell during the Christmas season. This investment will help her to increase her sales and income.

Alma's goal is to work hard so that her son can finish his education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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