A loan of $750 helped to stock her business with basic commodities such as meat, soft drinks, chips, bread, coffee, butter, and staple grains.


Maria Benita's story

Maria is 70 years old and lives alone in a neighborhood in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes. She has had her grocery store for 7 years, where she sells sugar, butter, chips, over-the-counter medicines, soft drinks, dairy products, staple grains, bread, coffee, cookies, etc. She has always worked in commerce. She has obtained several loans with ODEF to maintain her business. Currently, she is requesting her 9th loan cycle for 15,000 Lempiras, with which she will stock her business with basic commodities such as meat, soft drinks, chips, bread, coffee, butter, and staple grains. Her plan is that with her income she will finish the fence around her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Eddy



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