A loan of $1,325 helped to purchase clothing such as blouses, T-shirts, children's clothing, and plated products such as earrings, rings, and chains, in order to expand sales and earnings.


Maria Estenia's story

Doña María is 52 years old, she is a widow, and she lives with her daughter in the municipality of Choloma, Cortés.

She has been working in sales for approximately 25 years, selling new clothing such as blouses, pants, shirts, dresses, children’s clothing, etc., as well as silver and gold plated products such as earrings, rings, and chains. She sells from her home and also on order.

This is her eighth loan cycle, and she is requesting a loan of 25,000 Lempiras, with which she is going to purchase clothing such as blouses, T-shirts, children’s clothing, and plated products such as earrings, rings, and chains, in order to expand her sales and earnings.

She plans to purchase a vehicle in the future in order to go out to sell merchandise in other places.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan



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