A loan of $325 helped to buy 100lb sacks of corn, and firewood.

Roxana Verónica's story

Roxana is a micro businesswoman who has a stall where she sells fast food and makes tortillas. She makes the tortillas from corn. They are a staple food in Nicaragua.

Roxana is a hard-working woman who has well-defined goals. She started out making tortillas then discovered that she could also sell fast food for breakfasts and lunches. Diversifying her business in this manner has significantly improved the image of her sales location.

Roxana starts serving her customers at 7 o'clock in the morning and works until 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Right now, she needs working capital in order to buy corn by the 100lb sack. This enables her to reduce her production costs.

Roxana has three children, two of whom are school age. She lives with her common-law husband.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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