A loan of $275 helped to buy chayote squash, chili peppers, onions, bananas, beets, lettuce, corn, meat, and other items..


Maritza's story

Sra. Maritza is 38 years old. She lives in her own home with her husband and two children in the community of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras. Maritza sells snacks such as hot dogs, enchiladas, turnovers, and other items. She conducts her sales Monday through Sunday.

Sra. Maritza sells snacks whenever there are festivals and fairs, which helps her to generate better sales. Her husband also has his own business. She is requesting a loan to buy produce such as chayote squash, chili peppers, onions, bananas, beets, lettuce, corn, as well as meat and other items for preparing her dishes. With the support of this loan, she will be able to fulfill her financial needs and gradually improve her family’s economic situation.

Doña Maritza dreams of having her own shop 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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