A loan of $300 helped to buy potatoes, onions, sweet peppers, pear squash, carrots, and other vegetables.

Zaida's story

Zaida owns a business selling vegetables in a market in the city of León. She has been working there for eight years. This business helps Zaida to support her family, which includes her husband and their two children, ages 7 and 3.

Zaida arrives to work each day at 4:30 a.m. in order to open at 5 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. She works Monday-Sunday with this schedule. Zaida buys her vegetables in bulk from wholesalers who come to her city from Managua twice a week.

The loan that Zaida is requesting from CEPRODEL will help her to buy potatoes, onions, chiltoma (sweet peppers), chayote (pear squash), carrots, and other vegetables that she will be able to sell. With this loan, she hopes to offer her customers a wider variety of produce at more competitive prices to meet the demands of the market. This will help her increase her earnings and improve the quality of life for her family. Her dream is to continue expanding her business in order to help raise her small children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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