A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy lime powder, corn, and firewood.


G.s Jerusalen Group's story

María, age 37, lives in south Honduras with her children and her husband who backs her up in her business activity. Maria’s business is selling tortillas, an activity she started eight years ago in the neighborhood where she lives. Her business is in a strategic location where a lot of people pass by because it is on the main street. María distributes her products to a lot of people with whom she has been working for many years.

María needs the loan to buy lime powder, corn, and firewood. She hopes that with the loan she will be able to meet the needs of each one of her customers. This is because she will have a greater variety of products to offer them.

Maria’s future plan is to continue growing in her own business and to buy a machine to make tortillas.

José has been selling a variety of merchandise for several years, and Cristina sells tortillas and plastic ware.

Choluteca, Honduras - January, 2013

In this group: Maria Magdalena, Maria Cristina, Santos Hernan
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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