A loan of $1,025 helped to buy fat, eggs, beans, tortillas, cheese, meat, lemons, rice, potatoes, cassava, salt etc., for her business.


Lorena Elizabeth's story

Lorena prepares and sells sweets and food for a living. She has been running this business from home for the past 15 years, with the help of her husband and children. Lorena’s main customers are her friends and neighbours from the area where she lives. Her house is on the main street where there is good passing trade: people, taxi drivers, and the tobacco factory near her house increases hers profits. Lorena sells in the afternoon, taking advantage of the time when the factory workers finish their working day, to offer them her wares on their way home. She also sells new clothes and mobile phones, but her main business activity is the preparation of sweets and food. Lorena is a spirited, friendly and cheerful person, which means that her customers prefer her. She is applying for the loan to buy fat, eggs, beans, tortillas, cheese, meat, lemons, rice, potatoes, cassava, salt, etc. - basic ingredients that she needs to prepare her sweets and take advantage of the Christmas period to increase her sales.

Danli, Honduras – November 2012.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Maria Edlin



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