A loan of $750 helped to buy basic rice grain, beans, oil, soap, sugar, chicken.

Angela Antonia's story

42 year-old Angela is originally from Concepción Masaya but has lived in Managua for 25 years. She is married and a mother of 3 children aged 7, 10 and 15. She is a trader and works in a grocery store business.

She started her own business initiative 9 years ago because she wanted to be an independent person and be able to generate her own income. With a lot of hard work she has been able to move forward with her business. What's more, with the profits obtained from her business she has been able to buy a caponera (bicycle-taxi), worked on this, and so been able to have extra income. She sells her products from her home and relies on the support of her husband.

She is applying for a loan to buy basic rice grain, beans, oil, soap, sugar, chicken and at the same time be able to buy another bicycle-taxi. She thinks that this loan will help her to buy all the merchandise necessary to continue investing in her grocery store. She intends to increase her sales to obtain better profits. In the future she plans to convert her grocery store into a convenience store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Gulvin

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