A loan of $1,075 helped to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store by buying basic grains, frozen products, candy, and vegetables, among others.

Adelayda's story

Adelayda, 41, is married with two children, one of whom is still studying and is under her responsibility. She is originally from a municipality in the north of Chinandega, which is located in the western part of the country. This region is very fertile, and its main industries are livestock, agriculture, gold mines, and commerce, among others.

Adelayda is a responsible and hardworking woman with a desire to continue improving. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources, she could not study. She is from a very poor family, and she was only able to learn to read. From an early age, she had to work to help with the home expenses because she had younger brothers. She fights every day to succeed and give a better future to her daughter who is under her responsibility.

Adelayda owns a small grocery store where she sells all types of daily consumer goods, such as basic grains, candy, oil, rice, sugar, beans, bread, milk, frozen products, eggs, salt, detergent, and tomato sauce. She opens her business in the early morning and closes quite late at night to offer a better service to her clients. She opened this business 18 years ago with her own savings. One of her dreams is to see her daughter finish her studies, so that she can become a professional. She would also like her business to grow a bit more.

She has applied for a loan to invest in working capital and stock her business by buying consumer goods such as basic grains, frozen products, and candy, among others. Adelayda is very grateful to the Kiva lenders for the help which they offer to people with limited resources so that they can have a decent livelihood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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