A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seasonal goods for her store.

Maria Eulalia's story

María, 61, is a single mother who lives with her daughter and a granddaughter in a village in the municipality of Choloma, Cortes. She has always worked as a merchant. For several years she sold all kinds of clothing, sandals and shoes, and also made and sold achiote (red spice) and coconuts. She has a mini-market where she sells pastries, soft drinks, bread and sweets.

María has requested several loan through the institution for her businesses and currently she is requesting 20,000 HNL to buy seasonal goods and food products such as bread, churros (doughnuts), cookies and soft drinks for her store to take advantge of the season. Her plan is to improve her income and have a better lifestyle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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