A loan of $275 helped to buy shortbreads, fry bread, sweet breads, sweet rolls, chayote squash, onions, chili peppers, acorn squash, corn, meat, and condiments.


Maria Albertina's story

Sra. María is 46 years old. She lives in her own home with her husband and son in a neighborhood of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras. María sells baked goods such as sweet rolls, shortbreads, sweet breads, fry bread, and chocolate bread. She also sells snacks such as tacos, enchiladas, hamburgers, cassava, and other items. Her sales are conducted Monday through Sunday.


Doña María sells her products from her house, but she also travels out into the neighborhood. She is a very enterprising woman. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy shortbreads, fry bread, sweet breads, sweet rolls, chayote squash, onions, chili peppers, acorn squash, corn, meat, and condiments for making dishes to sell. Doña María dreams of opening a diner so that she can stop selling as a street vendor.


San Lorenzo, Honduras – February 2013

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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