A loan of $850 helped to buy items such as coffee, shampoo, oil, rice, sugar, bread, milk, eggs, and cacao beans to stock her store.


Juana Jeannette's story

Juana Jeannette is 38 and lives in the department of León in western Nicaragua. In her free time, she likes to listen to music and read books that interest her. She did not complete her education and began working at a young age because she had limited resources. With enthusiasm and the desire to get ahead, Juana runs a store where she sells basic household products and foods such as coffee, shampoo, oil, rice, sugar, bread, milk, eggs, and cacao beans at retail. She sells merchandise to her neighbors 14 hours a day from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The purpose of this loan is to provide capital to stock her store so that she can increase her income. Juana thanks the Kiva lenders for their support for low-income people in developing countries such as Nicaragua because it provides them with the means for decent work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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