A loan of $750 helped to buy corn, firewood and lime for her business.

Maria Yolanda's story

María Yolanda is 43 years old and lives with her husband and five children in her home in San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. María has a had a business making and selling tortillas for a number of years.

María's business in near the port. Her customers are private individuals and restaurant from the local area who buy her products to sell for lunch and dinner. María is a hard-working woman who wants to make improvements to her house.

María is applying for a loan in order to buy corn, firewood and lime, the main supplies that she needs to make tortillas. She also needs this loan to buy paint to improve her home. With the support of this loan, María intends to improve her income and buy the things she needs to continue working.

María's dream in to improve her home. Her big dream for this new year is to replace the roof on her home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras. December 2013

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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