A loan of $525 helped buy uniform shirts, skirts and school pants, socks, stockings, notebooks, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc., for her business.


Karen Yanina's story

Karen is 33 years old, married, and has three children that depend on her. Her kids are 10, 14, and 17 years old, and they all go to school. Karen lives in San Lorenzo, a community in southern Honduras. She does not own her home, and she’s been working for 8 years selling clothes and under garments for all ages.

Karen does sales from her home and in the street. She is requesting a loan to purchase clothes like uniform shirts, skirts, school pants, socks, stockings, notebooks, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc.

With the help of this loan, Karen aims to improve her income and further stock her business. Her dream is to expand her business and to build a house.


San Lorenzo, Honduras - January 2013

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Victoria Estrada



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