A loan of $425 helped to buy clothes and school supplies such as skirts, shirts, notebooks, pencils, etc.


Lesbia Carolina's story

Lesbia is a humble 35 year old woman from Estelí. She has lived in Managua for 16 years. She is the mother of 3 children aged 6, 12 and 16. Right now, the three f them are in school. She is a merchant and sell various merchandise. She started working as a merchant when she was very young, with her mother, selling chicken and pork bullion. but she saw that that business wasn't profitable. That was why she decided to open her own business selling general merchandise. This business generates a lot of income daily. With help from financial institutions, she was able to to get her business ahead. She has other income, such as money that her husband gives her. She is asking for the loan to buy clothes and school supplies such as skirts, shirts, notebooks, pencils, etc. To take advantage of the school year when the sales of these items increase, she wants to grow her business' inventory and meet her customers/ demands. Her plans for the future are to improve her business infrastructure. Her next goal is to buy a pickup truck to transport her products to avoid more expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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