A loan of $1,050 helped to buy wood, nails and other materials in order to build premises for her grocery store.


Lesly Sofia's story

Lesly is 35 years old. She is married and has two children. She lives in the Puerto Cortes municipality. For three years Lesly has had a grocery store where she sells soft drinks, basic grains, meats, and more. She also sells merchandise such as clothes for men and women, including trousers, blouses, shorts, shirts, and the like. Lesly is applying for a loan of 21,000 Lempira, her fourth with the communal bank. She will invest this loan in renovating her grocery store. She will build her own premises out of wood so as to stock it up and better serve her customers needs. This will give Lesly a higher income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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