A loan of $400 helped to have business capital and to supply her business with groceries such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, eggs, juices, and sodas.


Jaqueline Esmilda's story

Jaqueline is 25 years old. She is single and has 2 small children. She is originally from Sauce, a place in the north of the country. She can be characterized as hardworking and responsible with a great personal desire to overcome challenges. She works day in and day out to offer a better future to her little children. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources, she was not able to study for a degree and she had to work from a young age to help with the household expenses.
Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, she has a grocery store in the town. A "pulpería" (the name for this type of store) is a small store that sells groceries in small quantities such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, eggs, juices, and sodas. She runs the store for 12 hours a day, offering all her products. The goal of this loan is to have business capital and supply her store so that, in the not-so-distant future she can have a better income. Jaqueline is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders offer to people with scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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