A loan of $425 helped to stock her food sales business.

Norma Elena's story

Norma Elena owns a vegetable sales business that she has operated in a Leon market for ten years. She started the business to support her family. She is married and has a seven-year old daughter.

Doña Norma works from 4:00am to 3:00pm, Mondays to Sundays. She buys her produce at a wholesale market in Managua twice a week.

Doña Norma is applying for a CEPRODEL loan, part of which she will use to stock her vegetable sales business and the rest to stock a corner grocery that she operates from her house. The investment will allow her to provide more products to her customers at prices that they can afford. She wants, she says, to increase her income so that she can better provide for her family. For the future, she wants to grow her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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