A loan of $525 helped to purchase adobe, cement, and nails for her home.

Maria Elena's story

Maria is 66 years old and she does not have children that depend on her. She is a single mother, lives in a house with her brother, and does not have her own home. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo in the southern part of Honduras. She has worked for 6 years in the sale of tamales, tamales of chicken, and baked goods.

Maria and her clients are friends, neighbors and people that live in areas around her community. She transports her goods in a cart, previously she used to sell by foot and she was very tired. For this reason she decided to purchase this mode of transportation that has benefitted her a lot. Now she is able to visit more places and therefore sells more.

Maria is requesting a loan to purchase adobe, cement, and nails to build a small house where her clients will be able to find a grocery store. This is her dream for the year. Maria is very happy to work with Prisma. February 2013.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor

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