A loan of $850 helped to buy food, toiletries, cleaning products, and school supplies.

Ovidio Antonio's story

Ovidio, 39, is single and lives in a community in the town of La Másica in the department of Atlántida.

Ovidio has made a living selling food in a grocery store for four years. He decided to start this business because he didn't have a job. Previously he worked as a day laborer on dairy farms.

Currently he has requested a loan for 17,000 lempiras [HNL] to buy corn, beans, rice, shortening, bread, condiments, toiletries, cleaning products, sodas, and school supplies to have at the beginning of of school year.

Ovidio hopes to continue growing in his business and offering a greater variety of products to satisfy customer demand.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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