A loan of $725 helped to buy a refrigerator for her business and make some home improvements.


Norma Isabel's story

Norma is 34 years old and a single mother with six children. She lives in a suburb of Choloma, Cortes and has been making and selling chocolates, tortillas, and soft drinks. She has had two previous loan cycles through ODEF and has a good record. Now she is asking for a loan of 14,000 Lempiras so she can buy a refrigerator for her business and fix the windows in her home. She plans to install a floor in her home with her earnings. Her goal is to ensure that her children graduate and grow the business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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