A loan of $1,050 helped to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store with products such as rice, beans, bread, milk, juice, matches, cinnamon, eggs and soda.


Angela Azucena's story

45-year-old Ángela Azucena is from the town of La Paz Centro, in the west of the country. La Paz Centro is known for its traditional food: 'quesillo' (stuffed tortilla) and 'tiste' (a drink made from cacao and corn). Ángela has a grocery store business in her home which she has run for the past 17 years. She sells products such as rice, beans, bread, milk, juice, matches, cinnamon, eggs and soda in small quantities. Her goal for this loan is to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store so that she can satisfy her customers. In the near future, she would like to be able to increase her income. Ángela works 15 hours a day, serving her customers from 6.00am to 9.00pm. She will use this loan to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store. Ángela Azucena is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders provide to people with limited resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua as it helps them to earn a decent living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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