A loan of $675 helped to invest in work capital and to stock her business for the buying and selling of goods, such as pants, cosmetics, blouses, shorts, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, bed clothes, pajamas, towel sets and underwear..


Jandra Maria's story

Jandra María is a 28-year old woman, married and mother of two minor children, aged 8 and 2. She is from La Paz Centro, located on the west side of the country and known for its traditional food, such as the "quesillo" (tortilla wrapped around pickled onions and cheese sauce) and the "tiste" (traditional drink made of corn and cocoa), which is served in "jícara" (pot made from the fruit jícara).

Although she would have liked to be a qualified teacher, unfortunately she didn't have the financial resources to study at university. Thanks to her motivation for self-improvement, she owns a business, located in her house, where she sells clothes, shoes and cosmetics. She has been working on this business for 11 years and enjoys her job very much, as it's been her way of life and that of her family. Jandra works 8 hours a day and offers products such as pants, cosmetics, blouses, shorts, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, bed clothes, pajamas, towel sets and underwear.

She plans to use the requested loan to invest in work capital and stock her business for the buying and selling of goods with an aim to keep her clients satisfied and to obtain more earnings in a not too distant future. Jandra María is grateful to Kiva lenders for supporting people with limited financial resources in poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have decent jobs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina



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