A loan of $700 helped to purchase drink mixes, detergent, staple grains, churros, vegetables, and juice for her business.

Doris De Jesús's story

Dora de Jesús is 47 years old. She has one child who she supports. She lives with her husband in their home in the San Lorenzo valley in southern Honduras.

Dora de Jesús has owned a small grocery store for the past 3 years, where she sells drink mixes, chicken, sausages, staple grains, eggs, and detergent. Her customers are friends and people who visit the store every day. She wakes up very early each day to prepare for sales. She also sells her products at the melon farms in the area.

Dora de Jesús is a humble and hardworking woman whose dream is to have a good business. She requests this loan to purchase products like drink mixes, detergent, staple grains, churros, vegetables, and juice. With the support of this loan, she hopes to improve her income and, as a result, her quality of life. Her dream is to improve her home and her business.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - December 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel

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