A loan of $300 helped to buy tangerines, oranges, avocados, tamarinds, limes, mangoes, jocote and green papayas.


Silvestra's story

Silvestra is a successful micro entrepreneur who comes from Masaya, home of Nicaraguan folklore. She is 50 years old, she has a life partner, she is hardworking and she has been engaging in selling fruits in the marker of her community for 15 years. She has three adult children and she cares for her two grandchildren, aged 3 and 5. She used her previous loan to buy a yoke of oxen and an oxcart. He life partner is a farmer and he plants corn, beans and flowers that he sells in the market. She dreams of continue carrying out her activity as well as to invest more in her products. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy tangerines, oranges, avocados, tamarinds, limes, mangoes, jocote and green papayas.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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