A loan of $225 helped to invest in working capital and stock her business in the buying and selling of pefumes, lip liner, blush, eye shadow, body cream, pants, blouses, skirts, underwear and dresses.


Reyna Del Carmen's story

Reyna del Carmen is 53 years old. She is a single mother of tree children. She is from León, which is located in the western region of the country. Reyna
makes a living selling liquor, cosmetics and new clothing. The business consists of sealed liquor, perfumes, lip liner, blush, eye shadow, body cream, pants, blouses, skirts, underwear and dresses.

The business is located in her house and she began it three years ago to have her own income, her own job and to get ahead. She used to depend on her husband economically but they divorced three years ago. She needs the loan to invest in working capital and stock her business because the high season of November and December is coming and her sales will increase. Reyna del Carmen is thankful for the help that the Kiva investors are bringing to people who have scarce resources and live in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a means to a dignified life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti



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