A loan of $725 helped to purchase basic grains, oil, meats, soap,sausages, and dairy products among other things.


Erika Massiel's story

Erika is a young woman who is 29-years-old. She is married and a mother of an 8-month-old boy. Her husband works as a security guard. Their priority is to do everything for their baby. She hopes to save money to offer him a better future. She will be able to do this with a lot of hard work. Erika started a business selling fruit at different streetlights in the capital Managua. Today she has her own grocery store with which she hopes to get ahead. For this reason she is requesting a loan to invest in a variety of products to guarantee sales that will sustain her household.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor



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