A loan of $800 helped to buy ingredients such as corn, cloves, cocoa, sugar and firewood.

Miriam Cristina's story

Miriam, 47, is an enterprising woman. She is single and has two children. She makes corn-based food, such as pinol [used for breading], pinolillo [a traditional drink in Nicaragua] and filled tamales. She has had this business for ten years and this is her ninth cycle with the institution.

Miriam is requesting a loan to buy corn, cinnamon, cloves, firewood, cocoa, sweetener and grind sugar.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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