A loan of $1,075 helped to buy merchandise to stock her store.

Norma Arely's story

Norma, 42, is a single mother of two children she lives with in a village in the municipality of Macuelizo, Santa Bárbara. She’s started her own grocery store business for the last two years in order to sell basic family staple items like basic grains, dairy products, vegetables, cured meats, disinfectants, pills, pasta, shortening, etc. She’s always been a merchant selling merchandise and has also worked in agriculture to support her family.

She’s had several ODEF loans and is currently requesting her 11th loan for 20,000 Lempiras that she’ll use to buy basic staple items like basic grains, vegetables, dairy products, cured meats and others. Her plan is that the business grows and that her children succeed in completing their schooling.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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