A loan of $1,050 helped to buy clothes and bed linens.


Leonza Marina's story

Leonza Marina, 60, is a single mother of three adult children. She’s from Chinandega Department, a place in the western part of the country. Chinandega is noted for being a productive commercial zone. Leonza’s economic activity is selling general merchandise like clothes (pants, skirts, blouses, dresses and underwear). She sells both at home and from place to place. She’s been in business 12 years. She’s always been noted for being a hardworking, responsible woman who makes her payments as scheduled. All her previous loans have been to invest in working capital that’s helped her stay in business despite the competition. She will use the loan to buy merchandise like pants, dresses, skirts, blouses, underwear and sets of bed linen. Leonza thanks Kiva lenders for helping people of scarce resources in poor countries like Nicaragua to have a dignified way of earning a living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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