A loan of $1,325 helped to buy cornmeal, wheat flour, lard, beans, rice, condiments, vegetables, and other necessary ingredients.


Marlin Suyapa's story

Marlín is 31 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in a neighborhood in the town of Quimistán, Santa Bárbara.


Marlín has always enjoyed the retail trade. For more than five years, she has been selling foods such as “baleadas” (a flour tortilla filled with beans, cheese, sour cream, and other ingredients), pickled vegetables, “ticucos” (cornmeal combined with beans, similar to tamales), and pastries filled with meat and rice. She sells her products as a street vendor on the edge of a road that leads to the western part of the country. There is a great deal of traffic flow.


Marlín has decided to requested her fifth loan in the amount of 25,000 HNL in order to buy more supplies for making her dishes such as cornmeal, wheat flour, lard, beans, rice, condiments, vegetables, and other necessary ingredients. Her dream is to continue growing in her business and to always be with her family. She would also like to open a new grocery store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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