A loan of $550 helped to purchase ingredients to make powders used in local corn drinks.


Esperanza Del Socorro's story

Esperanza del Socorro, 56 years old, is from the municipality of Leon, located in the west of the country. Esperanza has 4 children, all of them adult and economically independent. She sells plastic bags of all sizes and 'tiste', a Nicaraguan drink made from corn and cinnamon. Her business has operated out of her home for some 8 years now. Esperanza began the business when she was unemployed and had to find a new way of life to continue struggling and working for her daily bread. She has worked with the Foundation previously and demonstrated her responsibility by making the required payments on time. Esperanza needs financing to purchase supplies such as plastic bags at wholesale, plus corn, cinnamon, and firewood. She is grateful for the help offered by Kiva investors so that people with scarce resources in poor countries like Nicaragua can have their own source of work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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