A loan of $425 helped to buy crates of tomatoes, sacks of onions, a bag of chiltoma peppers, 100 lbs. of potatoes.

Juana Isidra's story

This woman has been a merchant for 21 years. She sells vegetables and dulce de leche in the Chinandega market. She has worked with the institution for 8 years. The loans have helped her keep her business stocked and improve her and her family's quality of life. Juana Isidra ias asking for a loan because she needs to buy boxes of tomatoes, bags of onions, a bag of peppers, 100lbs of potatoes, and assorted vegetables for her business to keep offering her customers the products they seek out the most.

She is an enterprising and hardworking person who works every day from six in the morning until three in the afternoon. With the loans, she has been able to support her home. Her daughters don't depend on her any more but thanks to these loans, she was able to get them ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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