A loan of $450 helped to buy food merchandise such as: rice, beans, sugar, oil, corn and vegetables.


Tomasa Del Carmen's story

Tomasa has three school aged daughters. She is a hardworking person who really wants to get ahead. She is a small businesswoman who sells basic grains and some other foods necessary to the Nicaraguan diet. She lives in the town of San Rafael del Sur, an area located southwest of Managua, the capital de Nicaragua, which is fifty minutes away.

Before having this commercial activity, she produced tortillas. Little by little, with help from her life's companion, she saved up and was able to start this new activity.

The loan she is asking CEPRODEL for will be used to buy food merchandise such as: rice, beans, sugar, oil, corn and vegetables. She hopes to improve service to her customers and her family.

She is grateful to KIVA and Ceprodel for any loan opportunity they can offer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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