A loan of $500 helped to purchase basic grains, rice, eggs, cooking oil, sugar, juice, soft drinks, cookies, etc.


Martha Del Rosario's story

Sra. Martha, 53 years old, is a native of Jinotega, however she has been living in Managua for seven years. Despite being older, she is a very hardworking lady, a trader who runs a small store. She started her business on her own initiative 47 years ago because she wanted to be independent. She began by selling clothes on order and cosmetics by going door to door in neighborhoods adjoining where she lives. Her children help sell products in her store, which is located in her home. She also relies on funds that her husband gives her.

Nowadays she wants to invest in her store so that she can offer her customers more products and earn more income. She has taken out a loan to purchase basic grains, rice, eggs, cooking oil, sugar, juice, soft drinks, cookies, etc. and all other supplies necessary for her store. She estimates that this loan will help because she will be able to stock her business to attract more customers. This will increase her sales and generate a higher income. Her future plans are to diversity her business in order to become a better
businesswoman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney


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