A loan of $400 helped to invest working capital in the purchase and re-sale of caramels, confections and merchandise, like pants, blouses, skirts and dresses.

Claudia Del Carmen's story

Claudia del Carmen is 42 years old. She is the single mother of two children, who are fifteen and thirteen years old, and lives in the town of Chinandega. Chinandega is located in the west of the country. Claudia's business is selling general merchandise, cosmetics, caramels, coconuts and confections. She has been in her business for ten years, and sells her products from the street. She started the business with her own funds earned from making caramels and confections, which she learned from her family. She sells cosmetics and merchandise in the afternoons to both regular and occasional customers. Her goals for her work are improving her household income and helping her children to develop professionally so that they can have a better future. Claudia has previously taken out loans from Fundación León and has shown herself to be responsible in repaying her loans in a timely manner. She needs the loan to invest in working capital and to stock up her business with more products, like caramels, confections, children's clothing, blouses, skirts and dresses in order to improve her income. Claudia del Carmen is grateful for the the help that the Kiva lenders offer to low-income people so they can earn a dignified living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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