A loan of $925 helped to invest in working capital and stock her convenience store with basic consumption products including coffee packets, shampoo packets, cigarettes sold individually, rice, sugar, oil, soap, eggs, salt, beans and bread.


Maria Genara's story

María Genara is 52 years old and lives in the town of Chinandega, located in the western part of the country. She is a single mother of two children who are 27 and 32 years old. María is characterized as a responsible and hard working woman who has a great desire to improve herself personally. She has a convenience store located in her house, which she has had for 10 years when she started making a living with this business. A "pulpería" is a small store that sells daily consumption products in small quantities including coffee packets, shampoo packets, cigarettes sold individually, rice, sugar, oil, soap, eggs, salt, beans and bread.

She began the business with the goal to have a job so that she could take care of herself and support the household expenses. The loan's purpose is to invest in working capital and stock the business in order to satisfy her customers. María has worked with the Foundation and has demonstrated her responsability in paying on time and in full. María Genera is thankful to the Kiva investors for providing support to those of scarce resources in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a dignified form of working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti



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