A loan of $225 helped to buy merchandise such as laundry detergent, detergent, bleach, rice, sugar, oil, costume jewelry, and vegetables.


Lucila's story

The lady has been selling various products for 4 years in her home, located in the neighborhood Pedro Joaquin of Chinandega. She has two dependent children and one is school-aged. The lady likes to feel motivated with her business, she had her business of a mini grocery store while she also works on weekends selling soup. She offers either chicken, beef with crabs, or tripe soup as taste varies by customer. She also sells baked beans which is a food that is not allowed to be sold across all of Nicaragua since this is the rich and traditional Gallo Pinto (traditional dish of rice and beans).

The lady started her business with capital of firewood and tortillas. She has always worked in business as she likes to get ahead and raise her son, for whom she strives to provide food and education. She has little experience working with this institution for her first loan, but in the interview she said she felt like she had been in the family of the institution since it helped her when she needed it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh



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