A loan of $550 helped to buy craft materials such as blocks of clay, clay and plastic pots, and clay vases for flowers.


Nora Del Carmen's story

Nora del Carmen is a businesswoman who has stalls in one of the markets located in San Rafael del sur, Managua, Nicaragua. There she sells artesanal products such as clay pots, and clay collection boxes, three sizes of ceramic hotplates, and plastic barrels, buckets, collection boxes, vases and artificial flower arrangements.

Nora del Carmen is married. Her husband is a mechanic and runs a small repair shop out of their house. He works with his son, who is also a mechanic. Nora del Carmen has four children who are older and married. One daughter, her husband, and their two children live with Nora del Carmen and her husband. This daughter helps her mother to sell goods in the market as well as make piñatas and flower arrangements.

Nora del Carmen has invested previous loans in her business and with this one she plans to buy craft materials such as ceramic hotplates, clay pots, plastic pots, and clay vases for flowers in order to offer a wider variety of merchandise to her customers. She has been very happy with the previous loans she requested from Ceprodel and Kiva. She has been able to slowly expand her business and improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven



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