A loan of $625 helped to invest in working capital, buying staple goods such as maize, wood, gas, griddles, plastic bags and lime.


Mirna De La Cruz's story

Mirna de la Cruz is a single mother with two children who are 13 and 23 years old. She is 46 years old and comes from León, in the West of the country. Mirna considers herself as a hard-worker who is responsible and really wants to better herself. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources, she couldn't go to university and went straight to work at an early age, Now she fights everyday to give her children a better future. Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit she set up a business producing tortillas which she has been running from home for 9 years. Everyday Mirna gets up at 4am to prepares the maize to cook and grind and then make tortillas. She enjoys her job a lot. The aim of this loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business, buying staple goods for tortilla production such as maize, wood, lime, gas, matches, plastic bags and griddle pans. Mirna de la cruz is grateful for the help that kiva borrowers offer to people with scarce resources and to poor countries such as Nicaragua, so that they can have a way of working with dignity.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Hewitt



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