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A loan of $325 helped to buy cooking ingredients.


Mirna Gabriela's story

Mirna, 21, is married and has a son; she lives with her family in a neighborhood in San Pedro Sula, Cortes. With help from her husband, Mirna opened a food stand where she sells ‘baleadas’ [flour tortillas filled with various ingredients], tortillas with cheese, mixed ‘pupusas’ [filled, grilled corn cakes] and little cakes. This business has been a big help with household expenses since she has her own established clientele.

She’s currently asking for a 6,000 Lempira loan to buy cooking ingredients like rice, string cheese, wheat flour, eggs, beans, rice, ground meat, potatoes, dairy products, etc. to stock her business with the ingredients needed to increase sales and to offer more variety of food items like fried chicken with fried plantain and lunches and also to be able to cook for her customers to order. Her goal is to set up her business in a centrally-located spot in the city and to invest her profits in the purchase of a house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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