A loan of $250 helped to buy items like rice, sugar, oil, detergents, frozen foods, and canned goods.

Justina Emperatriz's story

Justina Emperatriz is 69, single, and the mother of three children. She was born in Chinandega department in western Nicaragua. She owns a small store where she sells basic household items such as grains, detergents, frozen foods, canned goods, and candies. Despite her age, hardworking Justina Emperatriz also sells children's clothing and underwear. Several years ago, she opened a fruit business with little capital. Thanks to hard work, she has managed to get ahead. She has applied for a loan to buy more merchandise to stock her store. Her dream is to invest more so that her business grows.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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