A loan of $850 helped capital for her business.


Elba Ruth's story

Elba Ruth G. L. is not married. Her three children are grown and are independent from their mother. Elba is 62 years old. For 36 years, she has run an eatery. She began her business with the idea of walking from place to place and selling her foods to customers as she found them. With the profits from the early business, Elba was able to establish a permanent location in the central market of Somotillo, near the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua. Her biggest customers are the other merchants at the market. Elba often extends credit to them. A good businesswoman, Elba dreams of improving her business with every passing day. She doesn’t rely on the support of anyone and is proud of her independence



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