A loan of $975 helped to buy basic items such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, corn, detergent and soap.


Gladys Ricarda's story

Gladys Ricards, 49, lives in the town of León, which is known for its tourism and hard-working, kind, welcoming people. Gladys has two children, ages 25 and 17 who are university students. She sells basic need items such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, corn, detergent and soap.

Her store is in a strategic location. She started the business many years ago in order to earn extra income to cover household expenses. She is in need of a loan to use as working capital and to stock her business with basic items for the months of November and December, when demand is at a high. Gladys Ricarda is grateful for the support from Kiva lenders who help low-income populations in poor countries such as Nicaragua.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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