A loan of $850 helped to buy construction materials in order to make improvements to her house.

Daysi Del Carmen's story

Daysi del Carmen, age 37, lives in the Chichigalpa municipality. This place is in the western part of Nicaragua, and it is known for its production of sugar cane and its distillery. It is one of the hottest places in Nicaragua.

Daysi del Carmen’s husband worked cutting sugar cane for some years. He subsequently died five years ago. Daysi del Carmen is a widow, but she got married again. She has five children, and four of them are now in school.

The family’s current support is the farm where they live. The farm produces fruits and vegetables, which she cuts at three in the morning. She also raises pigs and sells them at the local market. When her husband was alive, she sold clothes in an itinerant manner.

The loan was to improve her home. Daysi del Carmen says that she has used the funds that she received to buy construction materials. She is grateful to CEPRODEL and Kiva because she is improving her quality of life this way.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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