A loan of $800 helped to buy undergarments, American clothing, perfume, creams and other products she can sell for her business.


Minelda Aricela's story

Minelda is a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two children in the small village of Tular Nacaome in southern Honduras. She has worked for a living for quite some time now as a mobile street vendor in the neighborhoods of San Lorenzo and Nacaome. She sells new American clothing, perfume and sandals, among other items.

Minelda is requesting a loan for 15,000.00 Lempiras (Honduran currency), which she needs to buy undergarments, American clothing, perfume, creams and other products that she can sell for a profit.

With her earnings from this loan she hopes to continue increasing her working capital and continue improving her living conditions since she is finishing the construction of her house. With support from the loan she hopes to reach her goal which is to have her own house and to continue fighting to build her business. Minelda's dream is to grow more with her business.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - April 2014.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Ronald



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details