A loan of $1,050 helped to buy clothes, shoes and cosmetics.

Evangelina Lucrecia's story

Evangelina Lucrecia, 53, is married and has three children who are all independent adults now. She’s from Chinandega Department, a place located in the western part of the country. It’s noted for being a very prosperous commercial zone.

Evangelina has always been a very determined woman, ever since she was young; hardworking, disciplined and perseverant with a strong drive for personal improvement. Her economic activities are taxi service, a grocery store and sales in general. She has 30 years’ experience in said business. Before having these businesses she had a space in the local market where she sold clothes but she sold it because she wasn’t making much profit and she decided to buy a taxi to put to work. Currently, with profits earned she’s been able to buy another taxi, invest in a grocery store and in general merchandise, like clothes, shoes and cosmetics, to sell from place to place. Her children also participate in her businesses.

At the moment, her priority is to invest in working capital and buy merchandise like pants, shirts, dresses, shorts, underwear, footwear and cosmetics because demand has increased and she will be able to satisfy her customers this way.

Evangelina has worked with the Fundación in the past and has been responsible with her payments making them on time and as required. She is grateful for support Kiva lenders provide small merchants in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a way to earn a livelihood with dignity especially in a country with so many economic needs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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