A loan of $275 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Vicenta Del Socorro's story

Vicenta, 64, is married and has three adult children. She’s from Chinandega Department, a place located in the west of the country. Vicenta is noted for being a very hardworking, kind, respectful person. Her economic activity is a grocery store located at home. She’s been in this business for 18 years. This type of store is one that sells items like rice, beans, sugar, coffee packets, shampoo packets, bread, milk, oil, eggs and detergents in small quantities. The objective of the loan is to act as working capital and stock the business in order to improve sales and meet customer demand. The business arose because she needed a source of family income. Vicenta is grateful for the help Kiva lenders provide people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have a dignified source of employment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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