A loan of $650 helped to stock her store and buy products to sell nacatamales, general merchandise, mercadería en general, sweet corn tamales, corn pancakes, and cooked sweet corn.

Sandra Del Socorro's story

Sandra del Socorro is 57 years old. She is married and has 12 chidlren, aged 42, 40, 37, 36, 35, 33, 31, 29, 27, 25, 23, 19. she is from the departament of Chinandega. Her economic activity is a store where she sells general merchandise and nacatamales, sweet corn tamales, corn pancakes, and cooked sweet corn- all traditional food from our country. The business is practically a family business since some of her children work there. Together they have made this business a sustainable alternative of employment. The business is located in her house and she has street vendors. Sandra has 6 years experience. She learned the business on her own intitiative since they had no work and her husband didn't either. They decided to make nacatamales on the weekends and her husband sold them as a street vendor. Later they decided to do other commercial activities during the week, such as selling corn pancakes, cooked sweet corn, and sweet corn tamales. In this way, they expanded their business. Sandra has already taken out loans with the foundation and has shown herself to be responsible with making her payments on time. The purpose of the loan is to invest in buying corn to make the previously mentioned traditional foods and general merchandise such as clothes, cosmetics, and dairy products. Sandra is thankful for the help from the Kiva investors for small businesspeople with low income in poor countries such as Nicaragua.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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