A loan of $275 helped to purchase firewood, corn, rice, sugar, pans, soap, tomato sauce, and lime to cook the corn.


Melba Del Carmen's story

Melba is originally from Nindirí, a town in the department of Masaya. Her family are her husband and their three school-age children. She sells tortillas all day from morning and has a small grocery store on the side of the street, which is always near her home, so she can manage both businesses. She has four years of experience selling her products.

She feels that her business has been growing because of the effort she has put into it. She feels satisfied and wants to keep fighting for better living standards for her family and to give her children a proper education.

She has approached Ceprodel to request a loan so that she can purchase merchandise like firewood, corn, rice, sugar, pans, soap, tomato sauce, and lime to cook the corn with. This will allow her to continue giving her customers the very best, which will help her increase her income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



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