A loan of $500 helped to buy lard, eggs, oil, toilet paper, chicken, beef, canned goods, tomato paste, spaghetti, and soft drinks for her business.


Juana's story

Juana is 58 years old and lives with her husband in their home in a community of San Lorenzo in the Valle Department of southern Honduras. She has been selling grocery products for 15 years and she also sells bundles of firewood.

Juana is open Monday through Sunday, with her customers coming to see her every day. Her business is located in her home.

Juana is asking for a loan to buy grocery products such as lard, eggs, oil, toilet paper, chicken, beef, canned goods, tomato paste, spaghetti, and soft drinks. With the help of this loan, she hopes to increase her inventory and, accordingly, her profits, so she will be able to meet her obligations.

Juana's dream is to keep her business going.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May 2013.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



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