A loan of $425 helped to buy fruits, sugar, salt, bags, and straws for preparing refreshments.

Rosa Maria's story

Rosa María is 63 years old, widowed, and has adult children who are independent. She is originally from León, a place that is located in the western part of the country. Rosa María is a hardworking and responsible woman who wants to succeed on a personal level. Unfortunately, she was not able to study and was obligated to work at an early age because she lacked financial resources.

Sadly, Rosa María became a widow last year. She had a shoe repair business that was managed by her husband. Following his death, she changed businesses and now has a venture in which she sells natural refreshments such as passion fruit, barley, linseed, fruit salad, pineapple, cacao, cookies, and pastries. Her business is located in her home. Rosa María takes great pleasure in running her business. She works approximately six hours a day.

The goal with this loan is to invest operating capital in the purchase of fruits, sugar, salt, bags, and straws for preparing refreshments. In the near future, she would like to generate more income. Rosa María is grateful for the assistance that Kiva lenders provide to people who have limited resources and are from poor countries such as Nicaragua so that they can make a decent living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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