A loan of $1,000 helped to buy staple goods, oil, canned goods, sweets, snacks, vegetables, fruits, cleaning products, corn, and cheese.


Ana Julia's story

Ana is a native of Pueblo Nuevo, in Estelí. She is 65 years old, married, and the mother of four children, all of whom are independent. She began her grocery store business as a result of retiring from teaching. She was an elementary school teacher, but upon retiring she invested her savings to begin her grocery store business, which she has had for eight years. She not only works in the store, she also makes one of the characteristic typical and very desired foods of the area, the famous "rosquillas" [a type of doughnut], which she sells to be able to help herself improve her income. She needs the loan to buy staple goods, oil, canned goods, sweets, snacks, vegetables, fruits, and cleaning products, as well as corn and cheese, the main ingredients to make her delicious rosquillas. With the loan Ana will be able to acquire and pay for part of the necessities for her business. Her next goal is to repair little by little the infrastructure of her house, which is worn.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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