Eliza starts her days early. She feeds five children and her husband, and she makes sure they are ready by 7:00 am to go to school and work. It’s hard work, but she is happy to have both education and food to provide for her family as it was not always the case.
Eliza grew up without educational opportunities. In her early twenties she found herself divorced, with four children, and no way to support herself. She worked for food as a maid. She remarried and later opened a small tortillas business. In 2012, Eliza found Mentors Honduras. She was able to strengthen her tortillas business and open a grocery store. Since then, she has more than doubled her daily income. Each morning, clients anxiously wait for her fresh tortillas and enjoy shopping for groceries at the same location. Running two businesses and managing a house is not an easy task, but Eliza is up for the challenge. “Mentors is a great organization,” Eliza expresses. “It gave me access to credit when no one else did.”