A loan of $525 helped to buy materials to make piñatas and merchandise and to cover her children's educational expenses.

María Argentina's story

María, age 40, is married and has 7 children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula.

She has been making different designs of piñatas for three years. She also sells merchandise like second-hand clothes, creams, lotions, and Avon products. She has the business set up in her house, and she has her own clientele. She also gets other income by providing cleaning services at a house.

She will use the loan she has requested for 10,000 lempiras to buy materials to make piñatas. She will buy things like paper, glue, and wire. She will also buy merchandise to sell. She will use part of the loan to cover her children’s expenses for books and school uniforms.

She hopes that her business grows and that she will be able to continue providing an education for her children. Her goal is to have income in order to manage to build her house from cement blocks.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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