A loan of $750 helped a member to buy corn, lime and firewood for her business.

G.s Thelmo Ruiz#5 Group's story

Floriselva is a very hardworking and responsible person who, along with her two children, lives in a town in the south of Honduras. She has, for the last five years, been making tortillas which she sells in the street in her town and in nearby villages. She needs a loan to buy more raw materials such as corn, lime and firewood, which she needs to make her products. Floriselva hopes that this loan will be of great help to her as it will enable her to obtain the supplies she needs to continue producing tortillas and, at the same time, boost her sales and use the increased income to improve her own and her family's lifestyle. Floriselva hopes to see her business grow over the next few years, which will enable her to support her family and allow her children to continue their education and become good people with better life prospects. María, who is 27, has been selling tortillas for 8 years and Iris, who is 28, has been selling plastic bags for 5 years.

Choluteca, Honduras – April 2013

In this group: Floriselva, Maria Santos, Iris Yolanda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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