A loan of $300 helped to buy underwear, children's clothing, towels, sheets and shorts.

Lucia Otilia's story

Lucia Otilia is a stallholder in one of the markets in León city. She leaves home at 6 am, begins work at 7 am and finishes at 5 pm. Once a week, she travels to Managua to buy stock. She is the mother of four school-age children.

She originally set up in business as a street vendor, selling clothing in small quantities, but has now had a permanent market stall for 10 years.

She is applying to Ceprodel for a loan which she will use to buy new, fashionable products such as: underwear, children's clothing, towels, sheets, shorts, shirts, etc. This will enable her to attract more customers and increase her sales and earnings, which will go towards supporting her family. Lucia's dream is to see her business continue so that, in the future, her children can have professional careers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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