A loan of $600 helped to buy corn, cooking oil, unrefined sugar, lard, bags, firewood.

Marina De Jesus's story

Marina lives with her husband, two children and a daughter-in-law. As a way of supporting her family, she started her own business selling tostacas and totopostes (Honduran pastry snacks). She works every day with no fixed hours, and doesn't have any difficulties in her business.

She buys corn, cooking oil, un-refined sugar, lard, bags, firewood and other necessary supplies for making her food. She hopes to increase production so that she can cover various orders, attract new customers, have greater sales and revenues with which she will pay off her debt and contribute to the family expenses.

Her dream is to have a larger business and to increase profitability, which she so much needs in order to support her children in completing a university education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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