A loan of $825 helped to stock her store.

Aura Estela's story

Aura is 52 years old, single, and originally from Leon, located in the western part of the country. She likes to spend time alone in her spare time, organize her house, and relax outside. Unfortunately she was not able to complete her studies due to a lack of financial resources and having seen the obligation to go to work to help with the household expenses. Thanks to her spirit and desire to get ahead, she sells basic grains such as beans, rice, sugar, and wheat.

She works for 10 hours a day in her business, which she does on foot, with a 20 kg basket on her head every day. Her goal is to stock her business of buying and selling basic grains so that she can have a better income in the near future. Aura Estela is grateful for the help from the Kiva lenders who make it possible for people from poor countries, such as Nicaragua, to have dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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