A loan of $1,250 helped to buy stock merchandise for her hardware store.

Xochilt Maria's story

Xochilt, 30, is married and has two children who are 7 and 3 years of age and attend a local school. She’s from the municipality of Nagarote, a place located in the western part of the country. Xochilt’s economic activity is a hardware store located in a specific place in town; it consists in selling building materials and supplies like screws, pc tubing, wires, hinges, hammers, saws, wrenches, padlocks, pliers, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc. She’s been in business 7 years and has been responsible with payments making them as scheduled. The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and tock her business to acquire more customers and higher income. Xochilt is grateful for the help Kiva lenders provide people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so that ways of earning a living with dignity are possible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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