A loan of $700 helped to buy rice, sugar, beans, notebooks, pencils, and soft drinks, etc.


Ana Aracely's story

Ana, age 43, is from Managua, and she has a high school education. She is married and has three children, ages 12, 16, and 22. Two of them are now going to school, and the other one works.

She is a merchant, and she has a grocery store business. She started her work activities four years ago by selling vegetables at her house. With the income generated by the business, she decided to undertake another business, the grocery store. She did this with help from her husband. He travels to Honduras to work, and he sends her money to help with the household expenses. In spite of the existing financial situation, she has been able to get ahead and to keep her grocery store stable.

Ana needs a loan to buy rice, sugar, beans, notebooks, pencils, and soft drinks, etc. She needs to buy all of the merchandise that she still does not have. She also needs to be able to satisfy her customers' needs.

Her plan is to establish another business like selling clothes. Her next goal is to improve the infrastructure of her place.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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