A loan of $500 helped purchase bricks, cement, gravel, rebar, wood, nails, wire, and laminate for her home.


Caren Vanessa's story

Caren is 33 years old, she is single, and has two children. She has her own home in a neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, in central Honduras. She is a responsible woman and a fighter.

Caren has been making and selling tortillas for eight years. She works Monday through Sunday, getting up each morning at 5 o'clock to make the tortillas ordered by her customers, who are her local friends and neighbors.

Caren is applying for the loan in order to purchase bricks, cement, gravel, rebar, wood, nails, wire, and laminate because she wants to add a room to her home and also purchase corn, wood, and lime in order to continue making her product.

Caren hopes that this investment helps her to improve somewhat her quality of life and that of her family, to continue improving her home, and to help her children get ahead.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – August 2013

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON



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