A loan of $825 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Isolda De Jesus's story

Isolda, 47, is married and mother of six children; her father works in an auto repair shop and they live in the city of Managua.

She’s a merchant; she owns a small grocery store where she sells foodstuffs at retail. Isolda started this business with very little capital selling ice and ice-cream. She’d save up her profits to buy other products like eggs, bread, coffee and toilet paper until she succeeded in forming her grocery store. At present, she has a larger clientele and has managed to keep the business stable for she now has been in commerce for 10 years.

She needs credit to buy basic grains, soft-drinks, juices and a freezer to store meat and chicken because these are products that she hasn’t been able to sell but now with the purchase of a freezer she’ll be able to store and sell. Her goal is to expand the grocery store more selling more products her customers need while at the same time providing her family with better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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