In a bustling market of Jinotepe, Nicaragua, Juana Cano works day and night selling soup to hungry customers.
Juana has been working in the market for 34 years, and her tasty dishes attract a large crowd of lunch and dinner seekers.
“Thanks to God, I have quite a lot of customers,” she says.
Four of her daughters help her in the kitchen, rotating work days, while the younger siblings attend school.
Though Juana is a relatively new client of FINCA, she has already seen the benefits of her small loan. The loan helps her to buy her ingredients daily from other food vendors in the market. With the profits, she has extended her small home to better accommodate her five daughters and her son.