A loan of $1,175 helped purchase plaster, various types of paint, mirrors, wood, and frames.


Maria Elsa's story

Doña Maria is a 60 year old woman who lives with her family. From a young age, Maria has been able to live up to expectations thanks to the support of her family and her husband who have worked with her to achieve her objectives. She manages a business selling decorated mirrors and oil paintings of beautiful Nicaraguan landscapes. These products are produced by various workers that she hires and then distributed to different parts of the country. Her sales are made on credit and sometimes in cash. Since starting her business, Maria has been able to increase her sales. For this reason, she travels several kilometers to the capital to sell her mirrors which are in great demand.

This loan will allow her to increase the volume of products she offers. She plans to buy plaster, various types of paint, mirrors, wood, and frames. Maria will be able to generate more sales and cover both her business and personal expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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