A loan of $400 helped to buy merchandise including: purses, shoes, clothing, sandals and slippers.

Ana Maria's story

Ana, 58, is a native of the San José de los Remates district, on the outskirts of the municipality of Boaco. However, she currently lives in Managua. She is a widow with 2 adult children. She is a merchant who has a small clothing store. She started in business 7 years ago with her own capital, selling ice cream, gelatins, and ice. Later, as time passed, she decided to sell clothing and cosmetics, a business that generates a lot of income. Ana wants to diversify her merchandise, especially with clothing that is in fashion this season. She has other income, such as a remittance that is sent to her by her daughter.

Ana is requesting a loan to buy general merchandise, such as: purses, shoes, clothing, sandals, slippers, etc. Her goal is to invest in inventory so that she can attract more customers. Her daughters support her with the business. Ana thinks that this loan will be a great help, because she will be able to keep her business active with the products that are most in demand by her customers. For the future, Ana plans to expand her store and improve the condition of her business. Her next goal is to stock her business with a variety of clothing for children and adults, perfumes, and flip flops so that she can obtain better earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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