A loan of $550 helped to increase her inventory of merchandise and construct her own home.


Luz Marina's story

Luz is a friendly woman, originally from Puerto Cabezas. She is 38 years old, married, and has 1 school-age child. Her husband works as a fisherman. With the goal of generating her own income, 3 years ago she established a small business in a rented thatch hut for which she pays C%600 per month. She began with her own money and the first financing she received from PANA PANA was in a group loan. With the goal of increasing her merchandise inventory and constructing her own home, she is seeking her first individual financing. She will buy construction materials such as zinc, nails, and wood. Her dream is to have a home that provides comfortable living conditions for her family and to move her business to her own home in a bigger space.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall



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