A loan of $675 helped to purchase land for her home.


Petrona's story

Pertrona is 46-years-old. She has children that depend on her. She lives with her husband in her home located in the community of San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. Pertrona has worked for 6 years in the sale of salt and green bananas. Her clients are friends that have cattle. She sells the salt with the help of her husband for the use of livestock. She also sells in her cart green bananas slices, which she distributes to grocery stores. Petrona is a hardworking woman and enterprising that wants to get ahead with her family. Petrona is requesting the loan to be able to purchase a plot of land that will be sold to her near her home. With the help of the loan she hopes to slightly improve her standard of living and provide for her family. Petrona’s dream is to have more land where she can cultivate. February 2013.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor



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