A loan of $1,050 helped to buy more pigs.


Cruz Del Socorro's story

Cruz del Socorro, is single and has seven grown children. She grew up in the "departamento" of Leon in western Nicaragua. She is a hard-working, responsible woman who has repaid past loans on time and in accordance with all terms and conditions. She knows how to work hard because she's had to work hard all her life just to put food on the table. She had to leave school early because her family didn't have enough money for her to continue. Cruz started her own pork- and milk-sales business 25 years ago, a business that she scraped together thanks to her great spirit and drive to get ahead. She operates the business in the town. She normally works 8 hours a day and says that she likes her work very much. She will use this loan to buy pigs that she will resell at a better price. She thinks the investment will help her to increase her income sooner rather than later. Cruz is grateful to Kiva lenders and says that their loans make it possible for people with few resources in poor countries like Nicaragua to make a decent living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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