A loan of $625 helped to buy flour to make bread, eggs, sugar, pork, chicken, and firewood for her business.

Julia Bernardina's story

Señora Julia is 48 years old. She is married and lives with her children, whose ages are between 22 and 25. She lives in the town of San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras.

Doña Julia has been working for eight years preparing and selling bread and rosquillas (cheesy, doughnut-shaped snacks), as well as quesadillas, pastries, and tustacas (Honduran corn-based cookies). She also makes pork and chicken nactamales (steamed corncakes). Each of these activities makes up a part of her income. Her customers are her neighbors and friends from her town.

Doña Julia is applying for the loan to purchase flour for bread, eggs, sugar, pork, chicken, and firewood. With the help of this loan, she wants to invest in her business and in the same way improve her income.

Doña Julia's dream is to have her own bakery.

San Lorenzo -- January, 2013

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details