A loan of $275 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Vicenta Del Socorro's story

Vicenta del Socorro is a married adult with three adult children. She’s from the municipality of Chinandega located in the west of the country, a zone noted for commerce. Vicenta’s a very hardworking woman who strives in life to move her children forward and to give them a better future in life as professionals since due to lack of resources she herself was unable to finish her schooling.

Thanks to her efforts and drive for self-improvement, she now owns a grocery store located at home where she sells all types of products like basic grains, frozen goods, coffee, envelopes of shampoo, tomato sauce, eggs, salt, bread, milk, cooked beans, matches, cigarettes, cosmetics and low-cost novelty items, among others. She buys in markets and from suppliers who bring their products to her doorstep. Vicenta has regular and drop-in customers who she sells to for cash and on credit; she collects weekly and biweekly.

The objective of this loan is to invest in working capital to stock the grocery store and provide better customer service so that in the not too distant future her income will increase. Vicenta is grateful for the opportunity Kiva lenders give people of low economic resources.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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