A loan of $1,050 helped to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store with everyday items, such as coffee sachets, shampoo, cooking oil etc.

Paulita Isidra's story

Paulita Isidra is 67 years old. She is a single mother with 5 children who are grown up and independent. She is from the Chinandega region, which is in the west of the country. Paulita operates a grocery store, located in her home. She sells everyday items in small quantities, including coffee sachets, sachets of shampoo, individual cigarettes, cooking oil, bread, milk, carbonated drinks, juices, detergents, soap and chicken.

She has been carrying out this activity for the last 30 years. She started the business due to personal necessity, as a way to have work in order to be able to contribute to the household bills. She is requesting this loan to invest in working capital and to stock her grocery store so as to provide a better service to her customers. Paulita has worked with Fundación León 2000 before and has demonstrated her responsible nature in making the correct payments on time. Paulita is grateful for the help given by the Kiva investors to people with scarce resources and in poor countries, such as Nicaragua, which helps create jobs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey

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