A loan of $500 helped purchase basic grains, cooking oil, cleaning products, sauces, canned goods, juice, soft drinks, and household medicines to sell.


Victoriana Del Carmen's story

Victoriana is 54 years old and the mother of 2 children. She came from San Juan de Limay in Esteli municipality. Victoriana is a merchant, the owner of a general store where she sells foodstuffs at retail. In this zone there are few commercial establishments and few general stores nearby, so this is a good location to sell.

Victoriana needs a loan to buy basic grains, cooking oil, cleaning products, sauces, canned goods, juice, soft drinks, and household medicines. All these products are in great demand and needed by her customers. She wants to convert her small business into a well supplied grocery store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD


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