A loan of $400 helped to purchase supplies for her general store and ingredients to make Nicaraguan tamales.


Francisca's story

Francisca is a very hardworking and tenacious 65-year-old woman, married with one dependent daughter. She has had a business running a general store and selling Nicaraguan tamales for three years. She has been a client of the institution for a year and a half. She is asking for a loan to buy rice, sugar, oil, cheese, chicken, beef, Tang (powdered drink), Maggi soup, soda pop, cosmetics, candy, rump steak, and soap. In order to make the Nicaraguan tamales she needs to purchase pork, corn, potatoes, leaf, twine, bitter orange, firewood, sweet pepper, onion, tomato, garlic, achiote paste, ground beef, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joelle Kuiper



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