A loan of $325 helped to buy oil, coffee, sugar, powdered milk, toilet paper, soft drinks, water, bread, rice, beans, and other items.


Maria Julia's story

Sra. María is 48 years old, single, and has two dependent children. For the past 10 years, she has been in the business of selling soft drinks, chicken, cured meats, bottled water, donuts, candy, vegetables, and bread. Her business is located in a community of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras.

Doña María conducts her sales Monday through Sunday. Her customers include friends, neighbors in the community, and fishermen. She is requesting a loan so that she can buy groceries such as oil, coffee, sugar, powdered milk, toilet paper, soft drinks, water, bread, rice, beans, and other items. With her profits and the support of this loan, she will be able to move forward and continue improving her business.

Doña María dreams of improving her business even more so that it is among the strongest in the community.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – March 2013

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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