A loan of $425 helped to buy three televisions and three Nintendo consoles to expand her business.

Paula Isidora's story

Paula continues working part-time as a caretaker. Previously, she was also selling food from her work. Now she has changed her business, since chicken and beef prices have increased which has mean she no longer makes a profit. She is a single mother of three children. The oldest is studying and working in her small business, and the other two are studying.

With the money she has made from food sales she has bought two televisions and one Nintendo console, setting up this small business in her house. She charges fifteen córdobas and hour. She is also buying bicarbonate for resale to help to meet her basic expenses: food, education, medicine and loan repayments. She has achieved part of this growth thanks to the financing of Afodenic.

With this new loan she will buy three 20-inch televisions and three used nintendos, which have a better price. Her goal is to start to expand her Nintendo business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer KAROLINA KOSZELSKI

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