A loan of $750 helped to purchase corn flour for making tortillas, as well as merchandise such as clothing and sandals to sell.

Maria Suyapa's story

María is 38 years old, a single mother and has three children. She lives in a village in the municipality of Arizona, Atlántida. Maria has been working as a vendor selling clothing and sandals, and a year ago began making and selling corn tortillas.

She has decided to request a second loan from ODEF for 8,000 lempiras with which she is going to buy clothing and sandals to sell and to fill orders, and also corn flour for making tortillas.

Her aim is to see her business grow so that she can obtain better income and provide family well-being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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