A loan of $1,350 helped purchase butter, rice, beans, sugar, beef and chicken meat, milk, coffee, bread, etc. for her business.


Santos Balbina's story

Sra. Santos is a responsible, hardworking and honest person who is dedicated to her business. She lives with her husband and three children in the southern part of Honduras. She has had her business, a small store, for more than 15 years.

Doña Santos needs the loan to purchase butter, rice, beans, sugar, beef and chicken meat, milk, coffee, bread, etc. With the loan, she hopes that her business sales will increase since she will have more products to offer and be able to provide better service to her customers.

Doña Santos hopes to cover the cost of necessities and improve somewhat her quality of life and that of her family. In the next few years, she hopes that her business continues growing and that she has become one of the largest and most well known businesses in the area. She also hopes that her children become good people and that they have better opportunities in life.

Choluteca, Honduras – March, 2013

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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