A loan of $850 helped to buy grocery products such as rice, beans, bread, milk, eggs, chicken, barley, matches.

Sayda Melania's story

Sayda Melania, 34, is a single mother of a 7-year-old son who goes to elementary school. Sayda is from the town of Sauce which is located in the northern part of the country. She runs a grocery store out of her house and has been in business for several years. Her store sells products in small quantities such as packs of cookies, boxes of matches, or small bags (a pound or pound and a half) of grain.

Sayda is known for being a very hard-working woman who makes every effort, as a single mother, to provide for her family. And, now she must deal with the problem of her mother's failing health, since she is the care giver. Sayda has worked with the Foundation before and is very responsible paying back the loan. She began her business through her own efforts and learned the trade from her mother who also ran a store.

She is requesting a loan to use as work capital to stock her store with daily consumption groceries such as rice, beans, bread, milk, eggs, chicken, barley and matches. Sayda is grateful for the help being given to people with scarce resources who live in poor countries like Nicaragua, so they can earn a decent living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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