A loan of $1,275 helped invest in business capital and stock her store with products of daily consumption like coffee, shampoo, rice, beans, sugar, firewood, milk, eggs, detergents, soap and tiste (a refreshing beverage made of toasted corn, cacoa, annatto and sugar).


Dina Maria's story

Dina María, 53, is married with 2 children who are independent. She’s from the Chinandega department, an area located in the west of the country. Dina is a hard-working, responsible woman with the desire to succeed. Dina has been running a corner store business from her house for the last 32 years. In her corner store, she sells daily consumption products in small quantities like, coffee, shampoo, rice, beans, sugar, firewood, milk, eggs, detergents, soap and tiste (a refreshing beverage made of toasted corn, cacoa, annatto and sugar). The business came out of needing a source of income to help with the household expenses. The object of the loan is to invest it in business capital and stock her store in order to generate more income. Dina María is grateful for the help Kiva investors offer those of few resources -- and poor countries like Nicaragua -- so that they can have a dignified work environment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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