The Recipe for Success

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 many diners for lunch and dinner.

“Thank God, I have a lot of customers,” she says.

Four of her daughters help her in the kitchen, in the preparation of the ingredients for the soup, while the younger brothers attend school.

Although Juana is a relatively new client of FINCA, she has already seen the benefits of her small loan. The loan helps her buy her daily ingredients from other food vendors in the market. With the proceeds, his small house has been extended to better accommodate his five daughters and son.