A loan of $275 helped to buy bundles of used clothing and jewelry to sell.

Karen Johana's story

Karen Johana lives in the municipality of Nindirí, part of the Masaya department. She is 34 years old and works as a vendor.

Her immediate family is comprised of her husband, her young daughter, and herself.

Her business is selling used clothing, as well as running a small convenience store. She started it two years ago with her own money, which came from some savings that she had. She started the business with the hope of being able to contribute towards the household income and to be able to have financial security. She makes her clothing purchases at the market in Managua, and her customers are her neighbors and passers-by.

Currently she needs to invest more in her business to buy bundles of used clothing and jewelry to be able to stock up her business. This is why she is requesting a loan from Ceprodel to enable her to offer more variety. She believes that this help will give her a better quality of life and will allow her to give her daughter a better education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh

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