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Total loan: $750
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Olga Maria


A loan of $750 helped to buy oil, sugar, cookies, soap, deodorant, shampoo, bleach, and toilet paper, [among other items].


Olga Maria's story

Olga is 72 years of age. She is originally from Rivas, but she has been residing in Managua for seven years. She is single and a mother of four children, all of whom are adults and independent. She runs a grocery store that she has operated for over four years and sells cosmetics. She has a formal education up to the third grade. She started her business selling cosmetics with her own capital.

She has traveled to Guatemala to purchase an assortment of merchandise because [this method] has had positive results and has enabled her to obtain good profits to support her family. She also receives a pension from the government for children who died in the war and for disability. After some time passed, she decided to start another business, a grocery store, with the help of financing from financial institutions. She relies on the support of her daughter and granddaughter [in this endeavor].

Olga requested the financing to buy oil, sugar, cookies, soap, deodorant, shampoo, bleach, and toilet paper, [among other items]. She believes that the credit would help her to purchase all the general merchandise that she needs in her grocery store, [which will allow her] to increase her sales and obtain better profits with the intent to expand her business and satisfy the needs of her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Noah O'Brien


Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: January 11, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: January 11, 2013