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A loan of $325 helped to invest in buying a pack of clothing from the USA.


María Auxiliadora's story

Dear people of KIVA, Maria is a used clothing merchant, a business which has become very popular in Nicaragua thanks to the low cost of buying clothing for adults and children.

She needs a loan to improve her business activity. Her investment plan is to buy a pack of used clothing for children. This will help satisfy her customers' purchasing needs.

Earlier, Maria worked selling seafood as a mobile vendor, going from house to house, but thanks to the savings she obtained from that business, she decided to set up her used clothing business, which she operates out of her home.

She is married and has three children in her care.

She is a person with principles and Christian values.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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