A loan of $525 helped to buy staple grains, oils, milk, and cleaning products.

Maryuri Esperanza's story

Maryuri, 23, lives in the city of Managua. She has a two-year-old son and owns a small grocery store. She started this business a year ago with the need to earn income to help support her family.

The grocery store generates daily income and at the same time allows her to be closer to her son. Her son’s father gave her some money to start it and that’s how she did it, by just selling candy, bread, eggs, coffee, detergent, and soap. Those were her first products.

Nowadays, she sells milk, rice, beans, sugar, and canned food. She has been gradually stocking her grocery store and has more customers. There aren’t many grocery stores near where she lives.

She is requesting this loan to buy staple grains, oils, milk, and cleaning products. Her idea is to expand her grocery store and add the sale of cosmetics, since she doesn’t sell that type of product yet.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Eddy

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