A loan of $1,500 helped to buy bulk grains, oil, juices, soft drinks, coffee packets, toothpaste, deodorants, and bottled water.


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, a humble shop-keeper from Estelí, is a single mother of three children. She owns a small grocery store which is very popular, and it generates a daily income. She expresses her gratitude for the opportunity that her first Kiva loan provided for her. It helped her to have her first credit record. She bought products to stock her store, and she made new customers. The change has been noticeable: little-by-little, her business has gradually grown.

She is requesting a new loan to buy bulk grains, oil, juices, soft drinks, coffee packets, toothpaste, deodorants, and bottled water, since they are the products she sells the most of every day. Her expectation is to continue growing, to stock her store with different products, and to improve her family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski


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