A loan of $850 helped to purchase basic grains such as rice, sugar, and beans as well as fruits such as melons, papayas, and pineapples.


Carolina De Los Angeles's story

Carolina is a 49 year old woman from Managua. She is married and the mother of a 15 year old son. She owns a small general store. She started her business with her own capital, money she had saved from severance pay she received from her previous job. Then, in time, she decided to start her own business, a small general store in the house where she lives. This business generates profits daily and she is very satisfied with it because she has been able to get her family ahead. She hopes to continue adding more products to the store’s inventory in order to increase sales.

At this time, she is requesting the loan to purchase basic grains such as rice, sugar, and beans, as well as fruits such as melons, papayas, and pineapples to make fruit shakes which enable her to offer her customers something new. In this way, she will earn extra income and continue growing her business. Her future plan is to make structural improvements to her business location to give it a better appearance.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz


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