A loan of $425 helped to invest in working capital and replenish her grocery store with the purchase of consumable items such as envelopes of coffee, shampoo, tomato sauce, rice, beans, juices, bread, eggs, salt, sugar and milk.


Gavina Deysis's story

Gavina is 58 years old, and is a single mother with two children. She is originally from Malpaisillo, a place that is located in the western part of the country. Gavina is characterized as a hardworking, responsible woman with a desire for self improvement. Unfortunately, she could not complete her studies because of a lack of economic resources, and because she had to work from an early age to help with household expenses. She struggles day by day to offer the best future to her children. Thanks to her spirit for moving forward, she has had a grocery store located in her home for 10 years. This is a small shop that sells consumable products in small quantities such as envelopes of coffee, envelopes of shampoo, envelopes of tomato sauce, rice, beans, juices, bread, eggs, salt, sugar and milk. Gavina's work routine involves about 12 hours daily selling her products, an activity which she undertakes with great pleasure. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and to replenish her business in the buying and selling of consumable products. Gavina is grateful for the help offered by Kiva lenders to people with scarce resources and poor countries such as Nicaragua in order to help them obtain decent work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie N.



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