A loan of $850 helped to stock her business with merchandise such as: pants, blouses, skirts, children’s clothing, bedding items, underwear, cosmetics, and sandals.


Socorro's story

Socorro is 57 years old. She is a single mother with three grown children who are independent. She is from the department of Chinandega, which is located in the western part of the country. Socorro has been working in general sales for 31 years. She works as a street vendor. Socorro’s daily routine is to work for 10 hours. She goes every day to a specific town where she offers her merchandise on credit and for cash to repeat customers and new ones. She started her business out of necessity so that she could support her children, who at that time were young and depended on her. Socorro has worked before with Fundación Leon and through previous loans has shown herself to be responsible and punctual with her repayments. She needs the loan to stock up on merchandise because the Christmas season is approaching, which is when her sales increase. Having stock will allow her to meet her customers’ demands. With the money from the loan, she will buy merchandise such as: pants, skirts, dresses, children’s clothing, bedding items, blouses, cosmetics, and sandals. Socorro is grateful for the support that Kiva lenders provide to people of few resources in poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have a dignified way to work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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