A loan of $625 helped to buy fish and shrimp.

Julia Esperanza's story

This woman has been a merchant for 6 years in the Chinandega market. Her activity is selling fresh and dried fish, shrimp, oysters, etc. She is a woman who works hard to get ahead Monday through Saturday from five in the morning until four in the afternoon. Her two children depend on her; they are in secondary school. Little by little, she has improved her quality of life, but she dreams of finishing construction on her house and giving her whole family a better quality of life with a lot of hard work. She is very grateful for the loans that we have offered her because hse feels that her business has grown and so have her earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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