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A loan of $375 helped to purchase supplies such as corn flour and firewood.

Geydi Del Carmen's story

It is seven in the morning and already one can hear the constant patting of the corn flour. Geyde takes great pains in giving the tortilla its flat shape, the primary component in Nicraguan dishes. She is 25 years old, married and has a child. Despite completing a university degree in public accounting, she could not find work that she could do professionally. However, she didn't give up and, with the help of her mom, they strengthened the family business, tortilla sales.

She asks for a loan to increase the production of her business; she needs to purchase supplies such as corn flour and firewood. She places her confidence in the loan since she desires to improve her family's living conditions, and offer them health and quality education. She is an enterprising and intelligent woman. One of her goals is to grow her business and purchase an industrial range to increase the business's capacity. At the same time, she doesn't lose hope of finding a job where she can put to use her skills as an accountant.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris

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