A loan of $625 helped to do maintenance on her truck, her mill, and the mill's motor.


Reina Isabel's story

Reina Isabel, 54, is married, has two grown children, and lives in Chinandega. Reina is hardworking, responsible, and enterprising. She has had to work from an early age to feed her household. Sadly, she lacked money to go to college. Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and desire to get ahead, she offers daily services to her community with the electric mill she has in her house. The locals make delicious tortillas, pozoles (traditional soup), tistes (corn and cocoa drink), and more. She also owns a truck and offers transport service to staff at an engineering company. The loan will be used to do maintenance on her truck, her mill, and the mill's motor so that she can increase her income soon. Reina thanks the Kiva lenders who offer low-income people in poor countries like Nicaragua a means to decent work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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