A loan of $1,325 helped to buy fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains.

Marlyn Oneida's story

Marlyn is 41 years old and is in a common law marriage. She has five children and lives in Roatan; islands in the bay. She sells second hand clothing and has been doing so for several years. She decided to begin selling fruits and vegetables a year and a half ago. She sells things like tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, onions, bananas, melons, corn, beans, and also meats and seasonal fruits. She has this business in a local market stall. She has had loans on four previous cycles to keep up her business. She is asking for another 25,000 Lempiras to stock her business with products such as meats, basic grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables to sell. She plans to continue growing daily to obtain better income so that her children can get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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