A loan of $625 helped to buy supplies for making tortillas and to acquire filler material for fixing her patio.

Daisy Esperanza's story

Daisy Esperanza, age 43, is a single mother with three children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula.

Doña Daisy has been making and selling corn tortillas for more than 10 years. She has established customers in her community and works very hard each day. Her business enables her to support her family since she does not receive financial assistance from the father of her children. By selling tortillas, she is able to generate the income she needs.

Daisy has already requested five loans from ODEF. Her current loan is for 12,000 HNL and the money will be used to buy supplies, such as cornmeal and firewood, for making tortillas that she can sell. Part of the loan will be used to buy filler material for the patio of her house to prevent puddles from forming when it rains.

Her goal is to maintain this business so that she will have income to pay for her children’s studies and to provide them a decent home. She is very grateful to ODEF and to Kiva for the financial support they have provided.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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