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Total loan: $25,000

Jenny De La Cruz

Ciudad Jardin, MN, Nicaragua / Services

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A loan helped Jenny to expand her recycling business employing 11 people.


Jenny De La Cruz's story

Jenny is a 39 year-old mother of two small children. She has a degree in systems engineering and is the owner of a small recycling business. She has a calm personality, is a hard-worker, but above all she is passionate about recycling and the preservation of natural resources. It's because of this that 7 years ago she started her own business recycling non-organic waste. Back then she only had her husband's help. Now she has 11 employees (some are pictured) in the plant and 30 people that collect recyclable materials. Her community and the surrounding areas have been greatly impacted by Jenny's business. Primarily because it has created jobs, but also because it has reduced contamination. In her business, they recycle aluminum, glass, cardboard, and other metals. She has knocked on the doors of Kiva and MiCrédito to the be recipient of a loan that allows her to buy the chemicals necessary to treat recyclable materials, and in turn, be able to offer a clean, quality product to her buyers. Her goal is to buy a paper-processing machine.