A loan of $1,075 helped to buy small and large ceramics, vases, toys and pieces for dining.

Sharmy Rebeca's story

Sharmy lives in Catarina (which is also known as one of the Pueblos Blancos), a municipality in Masaya. She is a 29-year-old business woman. Her nuclear family includes her husband, her little boy and herself.

Sharmy started her business three years ago. Originally, she sold bread and chilled items, but then she saw the opportunity to make a good living from hand-crafted items. So she started selling those, too, with good results. She also has a small store in her home where she sells refreshments.

She buys her products from the municipalities of Nandasmo and San Juan de Oriente, which is where the the crafts are made. To sell her products, she travels to the provinces of León y Managua, where she relies on her established customers in the principal markets of those cities.

She says that she enjoys working as an entrepreneur, since she has always wanted to make it on her own. She considers herself a success. She is looking for a way to keep her customers happy and to also have a good life for her family. She has requested a loan from Ceprodel in order to buy small and large ceramics, vases, toys and dishware.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Wong

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