A loan of $325 helped to buy rice, chicken, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, etc.

Olga Mercedes's story

Olga’s a humble resident of Granada; she’s 29-years-old, married and mother of three children aged 4, 9, and 12 years. Three of them currently attend school. She’s a merchant; she works selling nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales] and fried plantain. She started in commerce at the age of 16 selling enchiladas and did very well. She decided to use profits obtained from that to sell nacatamales to increase income and get ahead with her family. She sought another way to earn her daily bread selling raffle tickets. Currently, the nacatamales business survives and she’s able to pay for her children’s schooling.

She’s asking for the loan to buy rice, chicken, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, etc. because she feels this loan will help her buy all the raw materials needed to make nacatamales with the goal of increasing sales to earn extra income. Her future plan is to improve her house’s infrastructure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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