A loan of $1,075 helped to buy sugar, soap, corn, beans, and pre-paid cell phone cards, to stock her business.

Reina Esperanza's story

Reina is 61 years old and a single mother. She lives in a suburban neighbourhood of San Pedro Sula with a daughter, who is a minor, and two granddaughters. She has had her own grocery store for 12 years, where she sells basic food products like soft drinks, bread, tortillas, chicken, butter, eggs, etc.

She decided to apply for a loan of 21,000 lempiras to stock her business. She will buy sugar, beans, corn, soap and pre-paid cell phone cards. Her plan is to continue with the grocery store and convert it into a convenience store, as well as to be able to send her daughter to university.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue

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