A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rice, sugar, oil, detergent, sausages and other basic goods.

Angela Leonor's story

The village bank "May 3rd" meets every 15 days in the canton of Jipijapa, an area called the sultan of coffee for the extensive coffee crop with an incomparable taste. It is also known for the cuisine and the warmth of the people.

Here we meet Angela, 55, who is separated from her husband, with whom she had 8 children. Two of them died which was very hard on her; the others are grown now.

In order to get ahead and make something to sustain her family, she has a grocery store in her home. She tells us that she started with very little and with the help of loans she increased her stock more and more. Currently she sells a wide variety of products, with the goal of bringing in more customers over time. She works every day from 6am til 8pm, sometimes later. Her kids help out when they are able and free. She has been in this business for 9 years and thanks to this it she is able to support herself.

This loan will be used to stock her store. She will buy rice, sugar, oil, detergent, sausages and other basic goods. She has been in the village bank for 9 years and likes it because thanks to the loans she is able to make a living from her business.

Her goals are to continue moving forward with her business and for her store to keep growing every day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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