A loan of $775 helped to stock up her general store.


Lesbia Maria's story

Lesbia Maria, 60, is single and is the mother of a grown son. She lives in the municipality of Nagarote, a place that is located in the western part of the country. Nagarote is known for being one of the cleanest cities in the country, and it is also known for its handicrafts. Lesbia has had a convenience store located in her house for 32 years. This is the kind of store where consumer staples are sold in small quantities, for example, small bags of coffee and shampoo, a box of matches, rice by the pound, small containers of cooking oil, juices, soft drinks, and fresh drinks. Lesbia has already worked with the Fundacion Leon 2000, and has demonstrated responsibility in making her payments on time and in full. Lesbia needs a loan to invest in working capital to stock her small grocery store. This way, she will obtain more income and be able to have the products in stock that her customers are looking for. Lesbia appreciates the help that the Kiva lenders are providing to people of limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have a decent standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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