From: Waslala, Nicaragua
Background: Christina and her husband used to own a house with a small store, but they had to sell it. When they moved to their new place, they were able to start a small vegetable stand with help through a SALT microloan. The vegetable stand grew into a small store that is now in their house.
Type of business: Christina sells things like baked goods, basic household supplies, and staples such as rice and beans. She also makes and sells corn tortillas.
Profit each day: $14.50-$15.00 USD. (In Nicaragua, much of the population survives on less than $2 a day.)
Impact of the SALT program: Christina says the teaching she has received at SALT meetings has shown her how to manage money. “Money that comes in is not just to spend,” she says.
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