A loan of $625 helped to buy grinding plates, benches, cement, bricks and nails for her business.

Maria Elena's story

María is a hard-working and very responsible person. Her main work is grinding corn which she has done in her home for ten years. María started the business because there was no electricity in her community beforehand and you had to grind corn by hand.

María now has electricity in her town and so decided to start this work, which has been of great benefit to people. She is applying for a loan to buy grinding plates, cement, bricks and nails so that she can make some improvements to her premises and to buy some benches so that customers can wait comfortably while she tends to them.

María dreams of having better-suited premises and expanding her business to other communities where there is no corn grinder.

Danlí, Honduras, February 2013

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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