A loan of $475 helped to invest in working capital and products such as coffee, shampoo, and milk.

Maria Cristina's story

María Cristina is 27 years old, married, and has two children, 7 and 5 years old. She is originally from León, a place in the western part of the country. María Cristina has worked the grocery store for five years. The grocery store is a small store where they sell edible products and in small quantities such as: coffee packets, shampoo packets, soap, matches, cigarettes, soft drinks, juices, milk, bread, beans, and oil. The business is run in a stationary location.

The business arose out of necessity to earn a living and to help her husband with the household expenses. The financing is needed to invest working capital and fill her store with home products of daily consumption.

María Cristina appreciates the help that Kiva investors provide people with few resources and poor countries like Nicaragua to have a means to make a dignified life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer SUZANNE FORD

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