A loan of $775 helped a member to buy corn, firewood, and lime for her business.

G.s El Jicaral Group's story

Señora Nubia, who is 26 years old, has two children who depend on her. She lives with her husband in the house of a relative in a community of San Lorenzo, Valle, in the south of Honduras.

For a year, Doña Nubia has been selling tortillas and chicken and beef tamales. Her customers are friends and people who visit her daily in her home, and she also goes out to sell as a street vendor in the villages and hamlets surrounding her community.

Doña Nubia is applying for the loan in order to purchase corn, firewood, and lime. With the help of this loan she hopes to improve her income and thus improve a little bit her quality of life and that of her family. With the earnings obtained from her business, she will send her children to school.

Doña Nubia's dream is to have her own house and have her tortillas business well equipped.

Doña Nubia is the leader of the group. Like Doña Nubia, her companions need the loan to invest in their businesses and thus improve a little their income and their businesses.

Doña Jessica sells tortillas and popsicles.

The young Franklin has a grocery store business.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - February 2013

In this group: Nubia Orbelina, Jessica Maria, Franklin

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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