A loan of $475 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Maria Margarita's story

María Margarita, 46, is married and from one of the districts in Chinandega municipality, a zone located in the west of the country. She has a dependent son and owns a grocery store where she sells basic staple items for the home like basic grains, snacks, frozen goods, cosmetics and low-cost knick-knacks, among others. She also has other types of businesses like: pig sales, milling service and pool tables located at home. She’s been in these businesses for several years now and they’ve helped her get ahead with her children.

This isn’t her first loan. She’s shown herself to be a responsible person who makes her payments as scheduled. She has regular customers she sells to on credit and for cash; she collects payments weekly and bi-weekly.

She will use the loan to buy basic consumer goods to provide better customer service. María is very grateful to Kiva lenders for the support they offer to people of low economic resources.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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