A loan of $850 helped to buy basic grains, canned food, oil, juices, sodas, dairy products and Christmas decorations.


Maribell's story

Maribel, 43, works as a saleswoman. She is married and lives in Managua. Maribel started her business selling perfumes and fabrics. When she returned to the town where she was born, she bought a cow and then sold it. With the money she made, she opened a corner store where she sold basic grains, but with time she started adding more things. She feels that her store is good for her customers, who regularly visit it looking for home supplies.

She is requesting a loan to buy basic grains, canned food, oil, juices, sodas, dairy products and Christmas decorations. The upcoming season is good for selling and she wants to be prepared to serve her customers. Her short term goal is to add more merchandise to her store and pay back the loan. Then, she will request a new one and she will buy shelves and showcases to display her products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand


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