A loan of $425 helped to buy rice, cooking oil, sugar, soft drinks, meat, caramels, snacks, and school supplies.


Beatriz Antonia's story

Beatriz lives in the city of Estelí. She is 25 years old and is the mother of three children. She works in commerce as the owner of a small grocery store. She began by selling a variety of merchandise, such as costume jewelry and cosmetics, when she was 19 years old. She currently has a small grocery store where she sells cleaning products, cooking oil, rice, eggs, bread, beans, toilet paper, and toothpaste. They’re few products, but they’re what sell best on a daily basis. She says that she has income every day. The majority of her customers are from her neighborhood and from the factory that is in front of her business, so she has a steady stream of customers.

She is requesting the loan to buy rice, cooking oil, sugar, soft drinks, meat, caramels, snacks, and school supplies. Her next goal is to stock the business with more products that she wants to sell and, in the future, to expand the area of her store and buy shelves and vitrines.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


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