A loan of $1,025 helped to buy rice, beans, eggs, chicken, meat, sauces, pasta, bread, soft drinks, juices, milk, salt, water, coffee, snacks, and other items.


Maris's story

Sra. Maris is 45 years old and lives with her son. They have a house in the neighborhood of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. For the past 25 years, Maris has been selling rice, beans, eggs, spaghetti, chicken, meat, pork chops, lard, and other products. Her business is in her home and her customers include neighbors and friends who visit her on a daily basis.


Doña Maris is requesting a loan in order to buy more products for her store such as rice, beans, eggs, chicken, meat, sauces, pasta, bread, soft drinks, juices, milk, salt, water, coffee, snacks, and other items. She wants to buy in bulk for the Christmas season since she sells more around this time. This will help her generate more profit and gradually improve her quality of life.


Her dream is to grow her business and convert it into a small market.


San Lorenzo, Honduras – November 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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