A loan of $1,000 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.


Maria Santos's story

María, 52, lives in her house located in the southern part of Honduras. For the last ten years she’s been selling groceries and also sells tamales on weekends. María’s business as others is located in her community’s municipal market where all her customers call on her.

María’s requesting the loan to buy more products like rice, beans, shortening, eggs, chicken, noodles, sauces and basic grains to increase inventory and earn higher profits since her clientele has grown and they seek variety of products. María’s dream is to expand the business more.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May, 2013

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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