Microfinance loans have helped the hard-working Ana Yadira Euceda become a prosperous entrepreneur in her community in Honduras. Ana, 30, currently has a loan of about $421 which she has used to start a second business – making and selling tamales. Her previous two loans allowed her to create a school cafeteria where she sells drinks, meals and snacks. She works in the cafeteria in the mornings and sells her tamales in the local markets in the afternoons.
Ana is married and has four children. Originally from San Pedro Sula, one of the largest cities in Honduras, she moved to La Esperanza when she married. She was educated through the sixth grade.
Ana is grateful to Adelante Foundation, WE’s partner bank for the poor in Honduras, not only for her business loans, but also for the opportunity to meet other hard working women. She says she has learned through Adelante’s education program how to interact in a group, speak publicly and improve her relationships with her clients.
Based on the success of her businesses, Ana plans to apply for a larger individual loan as soon as she pays off her current loan.