A loan of $775 helped to buy raw materials like soles, leather, thread, and glue to make shoes.


Donitila's story

Donitila, age 53, is married and has two children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula. She has had her own shoe shop for six years. She makes different types of shoes for men, women, and children. She also repairs shoes and sandals. She sells by order from her house. She also goes to sell at the local and national fairs.

She has decided to request a loan for 15,000 lempiras to buy raw material. She will buy things like soles, leather, thread, glue, and other things she needs to make the shoes that have been ordered.

With this investment she hopes to improve her income and fulfill her commitment with ODEF and Kiva. She is grateful for the support they have given her.

Her plan is to manage to have a franchise with her brother in another area and to continue growing little by little.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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