A loan of $525 helped to invest in supplies for her business in the buying and selling of merchandise such as shirts, pants, shorts, blouses, skirts, t-shirts, dresses, bedding, perfumes, and cosmetics..


Robertha Lisseth's story

Robertha is 34 years old, is married, and has two children who are 9 and 16 years old. She is from Chinandega, which is located on the western side of the country. Chinandega is known for being a commercially productive area.

Robertha is a hard-working, responsible woman with a desire to improve her situation. Her business is the sale of general merchandise, which consists of the purchase and sale of goods such as shirts, pants, shorts, blouses, skirts, t-shirts, dresses, bedding, perfumes, and cosmetics, which she distributes on rounds. Robertha's daily routine consists of working 10 hours a day, carrying a 20-kg bundle in which she has her merchandise to offer to both regular and occasional customers.

The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and supply her business in the buying and selling of merchandise and take advantage of sales to women during the Christmas season. Robertha appreciates the help that the Kiva investors give to people with scarce resources, and to poor countries such as Nicaragua, to help them have a dignified way to make a living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Maddox



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