A loan of $500 helped to buy rice, sugar, oil, beans, flour, corn, fizzy drinks, toilet paper and other products..


Angela Del Carmen's story

Ángela lives in the city of Estelí and has a small grocery store. She started it with a lot of sacrifice and a little money that she had saved and a little more that her husband gave her. With this money, Ángela bought rice and sugar and these were the first products that she sold. Later on people started buying more and her business began to grow. This was Ángela's first business but she had previous experience in sales as before she made a living selling make-up. Ángela needs this loan because her number of customers has increased and she is going to buy rice, sugar, oil, beans, flour, corn, fizzy drinks, toilet paper and other products.

Ángela's future plan is to expand the business and to have the highest sales in the barrio, where there are all sorts of shops. Ángela also wants to make rooms in her house so that her only two children can have a decent place to live. When they are not at school, her children help their mother with sales. Ángela thinks that this loan will help her to stock-up and to prosper with her customers. Ángela's only income comes from the business and from her husband.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


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