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Total loan: $500
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Paula

Nicaragua
Leon, Nicaragua / Retail

A loan of $500 helped to buy of products of daily consumption such as: rice, sugar, beans, bread milk, soft drinks, fruits, vegetables, among others.


Paula's story

Paula, 59 years of age, unmarried does not have children under her responsibility, she is from the town of Leon, which is located in the western part of the country, which characterized by being a quiet place with very friendly people, warm, raring to get ahead, a good workers.

Paula from a very young age to had to fight every day to survive. Because of lack of resources in her childhood and youth, she was not able to study and had the need to work from a very young age to help her mother with the household expenses. Now, she has undertaken her own economic activity, which for her is of vital importance because it is her form of livelihood. Today she is proud to have this way of life and she has a decent work which makes her feel economically independent.

Her economic activity is a grocery store located in her home. For the last 9 years she has made a living from this activity. The business consists of the sale of products of daily consumption such as: rice, sugar, beans, bread milk, soft drinks, fruits, vegetables, among others. Paula thanks all Kiva´s lenders for the help they give to small merchants, and the humanitarian work with persons from poor countries, as it is Nicaragua, to have a decent working environment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo



Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: August 1, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: August 1, 2012