A loan of $525 helped to buy raw materials and supplies to make tortillas, such as: corn, firewood, lime, a griddle and plastic bags.


Alia Saturnina's story

Alia Saturnino, 45, is a single mother with 3 children aged 20, 21 and 11. The two youngest are in school, and the oldest has already graduated. Alia has had a business making tortillas and selling new clothing for 8 years. She sells tortillas from her house in the morning, and in the afternoons she goes out to sell clothing from place to place to her regular and occasional customers. She started in business because she needed to have a source of income to support her children and get ahead with them. Alia is a very hardworking woman, who has demonstrated responsibility with her payments in previous loans. She needs a loan to invest in working capital and to buy raw materials and supplies to make tortillas, such as: corn, firewood, lime, a tortilla griddle, and plastic bags. Alia Saturnina is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders are providing to people of limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have a means to a decent life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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