A loan of $625 helped to buy food items to stock her store.


Maria Elsa's story

María Elsa, 56, is married. Her husband works in agriculture and she has a son and she lives in the municipality of Victoria, Yoro. María Elsa opened a grocery store 11 years ago. She sells basic staples like beans, rice, corn, flour, lard, dairy products, etc. She’s a very well-known lady locally and she has regular customers. She started the business with the intention of growing and earning her own income to help her husband with household expenses.

She’s decided to ask for her second ODEF loan. It’s for 12,000 Lempiras she’ll use to buy more food items like beans, corn, snacks, rice, flour, sugar, lard, dairy products, etc. to increase her inventory and her income. Her goal is to grow economically and to make improvements to the locale her business is located in.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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