A loan of $525 helped to buy general merchandise like clothes and products for her grocery store.

Katherina Jaoska's story

Katherine Jaoska, age 20, is married and has a minor daughter in her care. She is from the Chinandega municipality, which is located in the western part of the country. She has a grocery store in her house. She offers products that are consumed at home like basic grains, candy, salt, eggs, medication, detergent, and frozen products, among others. She also buys and sells general merchandise like cosmetics, knickknacks, and various styles of clothing, among others.

Her daily workday starts very early. This way she provides her customers with good service. She has both regular and occasional customers. One of her dreams is to be able to see her business grow even more and to see her little daughter become a professional.

The reason for this loan is to buy basic grains and frozen products. She will also buy general merchandise like various styles of underwear, children’s clothing, knickknacks, shampoo, and cosmetics, among others.

Katherine is very grateful for the support that the Kiva lenders offer to people with scarce financial resources in poor countries like Nicaragua.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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