A loan of $275 helped to buy more pillows, covers, and curtains to sell.


Maria Petrona's story

Maria is 33 years old and single. She lives with her mother in a neighborhood in the town of Choloma, Cortes. From the time she was a young woman, Maria has worked in retail. She sells pillows, cushions, furniture covers, and curtains.

Maria buys and sells her products from her home and by taking orders. She has obtained several loans in order to maintain her business. Maria has had eight loans to date. The loan is in the amount of 5,000 HNL and will be used to buy more pillows, covers, and curtains to sell so that she can expand her business. Her plan is to improve her family’s standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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