A loan of $350 helped to invest in business capital and supply her convenience store through the purchase of grocery items such as coffee, shampoo, rice, sugar, milk, beans, bread, eggs, and detergent.


Sandra Vanessa's story

Sandra Vanessa is married and 45 years old. She is native to León, a place that is located in the western zone of the country. She is known for being a hard-working and responsible woman with a desire for personal self-improvement. Unfortunately, because of a lack of economic resources she could not pursue her studies, since from a very young age she had to work to help with home expenses. Thanks to her spirit and her desire to come out ahead she has a convenience store situated in her home. For six years she has worked in this business. A convenience store is a small store that sells grocery items and goods in small quantities like coffee packets, shampoo packets, rice, sugar, milk, beans, bread, eggs, and detergent. She works in her business 12 hours a day, an activity that she performs with pleasure. The objective of the loan is to invest in her business capital and supply her convenience store so that in the near future she can obtain a better income. Sandra is thankful for the help that the Kiva lenders provide to people of limited resources and poor countries like Nicaragua to have a dignified means of working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler



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