A loan of $625 helped to buy a variety of items to sell, like canned food, fruit, and vegetables.

Maria Del Carmen's story

María is 48 years old. She lives in the neighborhood called El Recreo in the capital city of Managua. She is in a common-law marriage, and she has two precious children of 8 and 12 years old. Her plans for her family are to ensure an inheritance and better future for her children.

Doña María works in sales. She has a general store and thirteen years of experience in attention to clients. She began her store selling essential household products, like grains and vegetables. Her goals for her business is to increase the volume of sales with a new variety of products for daily consumption and for special occasions, in order to meet the demand of her clients. Thanks to the loans from Afodenic, she has managed to buy a new variety of products like canned food, fruits, beauty products, and other useful items, increasing her income and offering her better benefits and a better income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky

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