A loan of $750 helped to buy soft drinks, beans, sugar, rice, cheese, coffee, bread, water, flour, eggs, and milk for her business.


Elsa Marina's story

Elsa, 43, lives in her own home with her 3 dependent children. For 15 years, she has had a business selling groceries, drinks, cosmetics, and other staple consumer goods. Her customers are her neighbors and friends who visit her daily. Elsa's business is located in a good area, and this is where she makes her sales every day. She lives in a community in San Lorenzo, in the southern part of Honduras. Elsa is requesting a loan to buy soft drinks, beans, sugar, rice, cheese, coffee, bread, water, flour, eggs, and milk, and also to buy cosmetics and sandals. With the support of this loan, she hopes that her business will grow, helping her to improve her family's quality of life. Elsa is requesting her second loan, and she wants to have a good credit history with Prisma. Her dream is to improve her business and make it grow. San Lorenzo, Honduras - May, 2013

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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