A loan of $650 helped to buy pants, underwear, T-shirts, etc. to stock her business.

Blanca Estela's story

Blanca is 62, a single mother, and has three children. She lives in a village in the municipality of Macuelizo, Santa Bárbara, with two of her children. Blanca has always been a businessperson. For eight years she has been selling merchandise such as shirts, sandals, stockings and underwear for men and women.

She goes out to sell to the community and to the surrounding villages. She is applying for a second loan from ODEF which is for 12,000 lempiras, so that she can further stock her business. She is going to buy pants, underwear, T-shirts, etc., so that she can sell more and obtain better profit. Her plan is to set up a shop for her business and leave her children a source of work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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