A loan of $1,000 helped to buy plastic goods like trays, sinks, cups, plates, etc to sell.

Norma Olga's story

Norma, 44, is married and has 4 children with whom she lives in the town of Tocoa in the state of Colon. She has been selling goods for 17 years, including bicycle repairs, low-cost items and food like rice, flour, sugar, chips, bread, sodas, canned goods, etc. Norma has been through 8 loan cycles with ODEP, including this one, and she has invested them in keeping her business stable. She asks for 20,000 lempiras to purchase plastic goods like sinks, trays, cups, plates, bowls and other things, with the goal of making good profits. Her objective is to help her family get ahead, thanks to the loans that ODEF has given her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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