A loan of $525 helped to buy rice, beans, shortening, sugar, Maseca [brand of corn flour], flour, bread, common use medicines, and cleaning and hygiene products.


Rosa Elia's story

Rosa, age 53, is a single mother, and she has eight children. She lives with her minor children in a community in the Tela municipality in the Atlántida department.

She started her business eight years ago. She sells basic staple items in a grocery store. Rosa decided to establish her business because of the need to generate income that would allow her to improve her financial situation. This business has helped her during all of this time.

She has requested a loan for 10,000 lempiras, which she plans to use to buy rice, beans, shortening, sugar, Maseca [brand of corn flour], flour, bread, common use medicines, and cleaning and hygiene products.

Rosa is very excited to continue investing in her business. She will do this to increase her sales and her income, which will allow her to improve her living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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