A loan of $525 helped to buy corn, beans, meat, bread dairy products, chicken, beverages, sugar, rice, buckets, brooms, pails, trash bins, drain covers, etc. for her business.

Hipolita's story

Hipólita is 49 years old. She lives in the southern part of Honduras with her husband and children. They support her in all of her activities. Her business is selling general groceries and plastic products. She has been doing this for 8 years.

Hipólita's business is in a strategic place in her community where a lot of people go by and this makes her business have a lot of customers. Hipólita's other activity is selling plastic products as a street vendor in the neighborhoods nearby her community. She needs the loan to buy corn, beans, meat, bread, dairy products, chicken, beverages, buckets, brooms, trash bins, drain covers, etc. The impact she hopes to have with this loan is for her sales to grow by having more variety in her products. This way, she can satisfy the needs of each of her customers who visit her business starting very early in the day.
Hipólita's p lans for the future are to keep growing the business and for it to become one of the best in the community. She also wants to generate more income to grow as a micro-business woman and have a better quality of life.

Choluteca, Honduras - Febrero del 2013.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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