A loan of $600 helped to use as working capital to buy raw materials to make her prepared foods.

Sandra Del Socorro's story

Sandra del Socorro is married and lives in the department of Chinandega in the west of the country. She is 57 years old and she owns a small grocery store located in her home. She also sells corn pancakes, cooked corn on the cob, tamales, fried foods, tripe, Nicaraguan tamales, and other dishes. She started this business selling just cooked corn on the cob, then she added corn pancakes in the neighborhoods where she had regular customers, and little by little she was able to set up her grocery store. Her dream is to make more income from her business, which is why she is asking for this loan to use as working capital to buy pigs to make delicious Nicaraguan tamales, tripe, fried foods, and tamales, among other dishes. She also needs products for her grocery store, such as rice, sugar, beans, candy, soap, detergent, and frozen foods. Sandra is very thankful for the help Kiva's lenders offer to people with few means in poor countries such as Nicaragua so they can do decent, honest work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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