A loan of $425 helped to invest in the purchase of corn and firewood.

Perla Nereyda's story

Perla is a micro-entrepreneur who has been working making soft tortillas and tostadas for the past ten years. This product is made from corn and makes up a very important nutritional item for the Nicaraguan diet.

She needs a loan in order to purchase corn and firewood. Her goal is to buy corn in bulk and thus lower considerably the costs for producing her foods.

Before running her own business she was a student. Then she married and had four children, two of whom are still in school. In order to contribute to her home and her husband, she decided to begin her own business in a room of her house.

With the income that she obtains from her work, she will provide food security for her children, as well as pay for household and educational expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon

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