A loan of $1,200 helped to buy rice, beans, sugar, cooking oil, dairy products, and cosmetics.

Norma Del Carmen's story

Norma is a tenacious and enterprising 40 year-old woman. She studied to become an elementary school teacher. She is a native of San Juan de Limay, in the municipality of Esteli. She worked as a teacher for many years, but the economic situation became very difficult for her and her 3 children, because she had to raise them alone. She had to emigrate outside the country so that she could earn money to support her children. As a result of that work, she was able to start up a grocery store, since she noticed that this is a business that generates good earnings if you know how to manage it, and it turned out to be quite profitable. Her oldest son lives outside the country and sends her remittances to help her out. Together, they are providing for the younger children who are in middle school, since their older brother has always been like a father to them. In this way, she struggles daily for the well-being of her family. Norma needs a loan to buy rice, beans, sugar, cooking oil, dairy products, and cosmetics to sell in her grocery store. She wants to see her business grow and prosper, because this will allow her to pay for the education of her children, which is her main goal, and to live better and gradually make improvements to her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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