A loan of $375 helped to buy new products and to restock products that are not well-stocked in her grocery store.


Maria Martha's story

María, age 60, is from the Rincones community in Pueblo Nuevo in the Estelí municipality. She is married and has seven children. She had nine, but two of her children died. That is why she now has seven children. She is the owner of a grocery store. Coming from a poor household, her parents did not send her to school. She did not learn to read or write as she should have. Even so, she has known how to get ahead. She has her own small grocery store. She started this business when she was 30 years old. She had a very small amount of inventory. He husband helped her. She got a loan to buy products to sell. That is how she was increasing the sales of her products. Thanks to this business she and her family have been surviving. She is requesting the loan to buy new products and to restock products that are not well-stocked in her grocery store. With this investment she hopes to improve her sales, have more customers, and expand her business. She hopes to offer more and better products to her community. In the future she plans to make her business bigger, make improvements to the infrastructure of her house, and to be able to give employment to other people.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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