A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase packaging for her donuts.

Miriam's story

Miriam is 42 years old and lives in Yalaguina, in Estelí. She is the mother of two children and is married. She works in retail, making and selling donuts, which she has been doing for the last 23 years.

She started at 19 years of age, when she began on her own to sell donuts. Later, she learned how to make them, and also learned which were they type that her customers most wanted. Over time she has been able to save money to set up her own business. Today she has a small workshop where she works with her husband and children. She has the expectation that she will be able to sell her donuts and export them to the United States, as she considers them to be a high-quality product.

She is requesting the loan to purchase packaging for her donuts, as her packaging is expensive and she needs capital to be able to purchase them and sell her donuts with good presentation. She would like to increase her production volume and in this way be able to provide employment to women who live near her community.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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