A loan of $650 helped to buy basic necessities to stock her store.

Maria Margarita's story

María Margarita, 45, is from the department of Chinandega. She's married and has five children, ages 26, 24, 22, 19, and 14. She's still responsible for the youngest child because he's a student and a minor.

María Margarita's economic activities are a store, a mill, pool, and pig sales. Her business, which she has carried out for 28 years, is located in her house. She learned it many years ago as a worker in a friend's store, and later she started her own business with some family savings. Currently it's her means of support.

María Margarita has already worked with the foundation and has shown herself to be responsible. She makes her payments punctually. With the loan she'll invest in working capital to stock her store and give her customers better service. She needs to buy staples, canned juice, soap, milk, cheese, and curd.

She's grateful for the help that Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries like Nicaragua for them to have a decent means of work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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