A loan of $450 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.


Dominga De Jesús's story

Dominga’s a small merchant located in the town of San Rafael del Sur, Managua, Nicaragua; she’s 37-years-old. Her commercial activity consists of a grocery store where she sells a variety of human consumption products like rice, beans, sugar, oil and corn, among others. She used to sell from door to door such things as fish, fried pork, soft tortillas and tostadas she made herself. Dominga is a hardworking person who is dedicated to her commercial activity. Proof of this is that she managed to save and with her husband’s severance pay they managed to open their own business in their community where they offer their customers in addition to a service, immediate food availability. She’s married and has four children two of whom are school age.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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