A loan of $300 helped to buy basic items for catering.

Esmilda Espinoza's story

Esmilda, age 44, lives in La Libertad, 30 kilometres from la Cabecera, Chontales department. She offers a variety of dishes to established customers. She counts on her partner's economic and moral support; he has been a miner for a few months. Their children are grown; the youngest studies at a public institution and helps her with the business in the afternoons.
She currently has demand for her services, but does not have sufficient resources to fill it. For this, she needs a loan for the purchase of sugar, beans, beef, and ham. She will improve her business and standard of living through this loan.
Esmilda is very grateful to Kiva for providing this support. With her previous loan, she was able to change part of her kitchen's roof. She plans to continue with improvements in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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