A loan of $1,500 helped to buy rice, beans, sugar, sodas, snacks and school supplies such as notebooks, pencil cases, erasers, rulers, etc.


Josefa Maria's story

Josefa is 64 years old and comes from San Isidro Matagalpa, although she has been living in Managua for 25 years. Josefa is a widow, mother of five children, and a retailer by trade. She runs a convenience store that she has owned for more than 20 years. She started working in retail using her own capital, and through her own efforts and without anyone else's help, she has managed to do well for herself. Her goal is to continue investing every day in her store to make more profits and to keep the business and her family stable. Her children are grown up now and support her with what they can. She is requesting the loan to buy rice, beans, sugar, soft drinks, snacks, and school supplies such as notebooks, pencil cases, erasers, rulers, etc. She believes that the loan will help her to buy all of the merchandise that she does not have at this time and increase her sales to create more income. She would like to make her store bigger and also make home improvements.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh


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