A loan of $225 helped to stock her street selling business buying children's and adults' clothing, cosmetics and perfumes.

Sandra Eloisa's story

Sandra Eloísa is a 49 year old single mother. She has two grown children who are financially independent, and 2 grandchildren who depend on her because, sadly, her daughter died and her children came under her responsibility. This has been a big challenge and problem but with God's help she has been able to get ahead. She lives in the town of Chinandega. Sandra Eloísa is described as a very hardworking, responsible woman. Since she was very young she has had to work because of her parents' lack of resources. Right now, Sandra's aconomic activity has been selling general merchandise for 17 years. Her work consists of selling adluts' and children's clothing, cosmetics and perfumes. She sells from her house and as a street vendor. Everyday she carries her 30kg bag in which she transports her merchandise. Sandra has had two previous loans with the foundation and has shown that she makes her payments on time. Sandra is thankful for the help from the Kiva lenders for people of low income and in poor countries like Nicaragua.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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