A loan of $600 helped to buy household products like basic grains, frozen foods, and other items.

Maria De Los Angeles's story

Maria de los Ángeles is married with three minor children. She is from one of the towns in Chinandega, located in the western part of the country. She is known to be a hard worker, and an honest, responsible, and polite woman, which has helped her get ahead. Maria is a microentrepreneur and owns a grocery store where she sells household staples like rice, sugar, beans, oil, bananas, sweets, onions, tomatoes, peppers, toilet paper, cosmetics, shampoo, frozen foods loke chicken, meat, sausages, and other products. She started this business with her own capital when she saw the need of the residents in her community, who had to travel long distances to do their grocery shopping. Being able to help her community fills her with satisfaction.

The purpose of this loan is to invest in her grocery store and stock up on rice, sugar, oil, juices, bread, dry soup mixes, sweets, coffee, shampoo, and other items. This will allow her to make the most of December sales, which are higher, so that she can offer her customers a variety of products and higher quality items.

One of her dreams is to see her children become professionals and to give them a decent home to live in.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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