A loan of $500 helped to buy lard, soap, flour, sugar, beans, rice etc to stock her business.

Karla Mercedes's story

Karla is 30 years old and lives her common-law husband and their two children. They live in the municipality of Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. For the past 3 years she has been selling basic food items like lard, soap, meats, coffee, sugar, flour, etc.

The loan Karla is requesting is for 10,000 HNL and she will invest it in buying products like basic grains, flour, sugar, soap, lard etc. in wholesale from a warehouse. Doing this she can sell the products at a better price and get more revenue. Her business inventory will also increase. Her goal is to build a place solely for her business.

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