A loan of $450 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.


Maria Del Rosario's story

María, 36, is married and has four children; she lives in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa. She decided to start her own business over a year ago so she could earn extra income to support her household. She sells rice, sugar, shortening, flour, salt, coffee, snacks, candy, soft-drinks, condiments and other basic products. She also makes ‘topogigios’ (frozen treats) to sell. She’s decided to request a second loan for 9,000 Lempiras to stock up on food items like basic grains, bread, soft-drinks, snacks, candy, coffee, salt, sugar, etc. to increase sales and earn higher income. Her plan continues to be to expand the business in order to improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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