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Total loan: $850
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Ana Maria

Nicaragua
Leon, Nicaragua / Retail

A loan of $850 helped to buy bulk grains, oil, cleaning products, oats, soups, tinned foods, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Ana Maria's story

Originally from León, Ana is married and has two children (a three year old and a six year old). She is a shop-keeper, owning a little grocery store in one of the city's poorest areas. Here there are very few grocery stores. Ana decided to open the store so she could be close to her children and because it gives her a daily income. Customers are constantly coming in to buy food for those at home. One of her closest uncles supports Ana and, right from the beginning, encouraged her to start her own business. This way, she is able to bring in an income to look after the family. Ana needs financing to buy bulk grains, oil, cleaning products, oats, soups, tinned foods, toothpaste and toilet paper, among other things. One of her future plans is to have a larger store where she can have a store that is better stocked with food products, where her customers will find everything they need for their homes.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: December 7, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: December 7, 2012