A loan of $250 helped to buy firewood to offer to her customers.

Maria Susana's story

María, age 56, is a single mother with two children. She is from Sauce, which is located in the northern part of the country. Sauce is known for being an area that produces milk, cream and cheese. She is an industrious, hardworking woman, with a desire to improve herself. In her free moments, she likes to enjoy the company of her children. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources, she couldn’t study to become a professional. She had to work from a very young age.

Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, she has a business selling firewood in her home. She spends eight hours a day at her work, offering her goods. The goal of this loan is to invest in the purchase of firewood to offer to her customers, so that in the not-so-distant future she can earn a better income.

María expresses her thanks for the help to get a decent job that Kiva investors give to people with few resources and to poor countries such as Nicaragua.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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