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A loan of $500 helped to purchase general merchandise such as new clothing, blouses, trousers, shorts, t-shirts, shoes, etc.


Martha Lorena's story

Martha Lorena is a 37-year-old woman. She's the mother of two children aged 18 and 11. Her husband is a driver for a sugar production company. With his help, she decided to start her own business selling general merchandise such as new clothing, t-shirts, shoes, blouses, skirts, shorts, etc. She started this business using her own money which she got from the grocery store that she no longer owns. She did that because she needed to improve her household income and pay for her expenses. She makes traveling sales and has several regular customers in her village. The purpose of the loan is to expand her business and to someday be able to improve her home and provide a better future for her children. Martha is very thankful for the help provided by Kiva lenders to people of scarce financial resources in poor countries like Nicaragua.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



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