A loan of $825 helped to supply her small local store and to buy household products of daily consumption.


Olga's story

Olga is 51 years old and has 6 adult sons. She is from the municipality of leon, a place in the west of Nicaragua. Leon is a city that is characterized by cultural heritage as its beloved cathedral. Olga is a very hard worker, that struggle every day to get ahead with her family in spite of the country's crises and adversities. Her daily routine is to get up every day at 5:00 a.m. to open her small business and to offer her products to her neighbors, whom come to get the breakfast for their small children so the go to classes well eaten. She opens early to attract more clientele and improve the business and her income. Olga makes a living from her grocery store, which is located in a neighborhood of her municipality. In her grocery store she sells products for the daily consumption such as: (rice, beans, sugar, salt, spices, refreshments, sad, firewood, soap, bread, cow's milk, tooth pastes, among others). Olga has an extensive record with the institution, she has managed 22 credits in a very responsible manner and has demonstrated good payment ability. In the photo she is displaying products that offer her small business. She needs the loan to buy products and provide a better service to the people of her neighborhood. Olga is very grateful with Kiva's lenders for giving her the opportunity of this credit and thus be able to have a tool to make a living and to survive in spite of the economic crisis in countries with lack of as is Nicaragua.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo



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