A loan of $800 helped to buy rice, beans, corn, sugar, soap, soft drinks, churros, and other items to stock her business.

Maria Reyna's story

Doña María is 54 and lives her husband and 3 children in small town in Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. María has made a living through agriculture, specifically through growing coffee. Three years ago, she established her own business of a small grocery store, selling consumables like sugar, basic grains, churros, soft drinks, sweets, hygiene and cleaning products, vegetables, etc. She decided to request a loan from ODEF for 15,000 lempiras to stock her business more. She will buy sugar, soap, soft drinks, grains, vegetables, churros, and other items, with the goal of increasing her sales and her income. Her plan is to grow her business little by little and to be the biggest grocery store in the community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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