A loan of $500 helped comprar ropa.

Teresa De Jesus's story

Doña Teresa de Jesús lives in Villa Reconciliacion, in the capital of Managua. She is 50 years old. She is a seamstress and has been involved in the sale of clothing for thirty two years. She was able to start this with savings given to her by her husband.

She has three children who are 15, 24 and 27 years old. Two of them study and the eldest works. Her husband is a merchant of simple grains.

She plans on improving her home in order to be able to offer her children the best possible. She will invest the loan in the purchase of new clothing for women and men, offering her clients variety.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Veronica Martino

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