A loan of $725 helped to stock her business with the purchase of a variety of good quality meat.

Josefa Maritza's story

Josefa Maritza is 54 years old. She is married and has an adult son who attends the local university. Josefa is originally from the city of León, which is located in the western part of the country. Her business is the sale of meat. She has worked in this activity for 23 years. Her business consists of selling pork, beef, and chicken. The business is located in the local market. Pictured in the photo with Josefa is a client buying meat. Josefa Maritza began the business out of the need to have a source of employment to help with the household expenses. She has already had a loan from the foundation and has shown that she is responsible [in making her payments] on time and properly. Now she needs the financing to invest in working capital and purchase a variety of good quality meat. Josefa Maritza is grateful for the help that the Kiva investors offer to people of scarce resources and poor countries such as Nicaragua to have a means of living with dignity.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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