Total loan: $2,325

Fe Y Esperanza José Esteban Limay Group

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Esteli, Esteli, Nicaragua / Food

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A loan helped to buy corn flour, oil, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, plantains, meats, etc.

Fe Y Esperanza José Esteban Limay Group's story

Marlene is 31 years old, is the mother of one son, and is married. She opened a food-sales business, a job that she currently has, with her own money. In the beginning, she only sold enchiladas and then she began increasing her menu. Her husband is working temporarily in construction but in his free time, he also helps her with her business.

She is applying for a Fundenuse loan, her second with Kiva funding, to buy raw materials to increase her business's inventory since in the area where she lives, she does not have much competition and the demand for food has risen. She also plans to improve the conditions of her business so as to be able to keep growing it and be able to attend to her customers in the store since at the moment, she only sells food for take-out. Her future plans are to be able to open a small cafe and be able to employ her family members and other people from her community. With her previous Kiva loan, she was able to increase her production, she sold more, and her income was higher.

She belongs to the solidarity group "Fe y esperanza José Esteban Limay" [Faith and Hope José Esteban Limay].

In the photo from left to right are: Nelson, who works in welding, Flordeli, who sells clothing, and Juan, who sells recycled materials.