A loan of $1,250 helped to have working capital for her business buying and selling pigs in the neighboring communities.

Flora Del Carmen's story

Flora del Carmen is 65 years old. She is a single mother with one son who is 29 years old. She lives in the city of Managua, which is located south of León. She is known for being a hardworking and responsible woman, which she has demonstrated in her previous loans by making her payments responsibly, on time and according to their terms. Unfortunately, because of a lack of economic resources, she was unable to pursue a university degree, but she would have liked to have been a registered nurse.

Thanks to her spirit and her will to carry on, she has a business raising and selling pigs to merchants in her area, who use them to prepare typical regional foods. Her routine is to go out to the neighboring communities to buy pigs at the best prices for future sale, in hopes of making better money in the not-too-distant future. The objective of this loan is to serve as working capital to buy a drove of pigs to raise and sell, since she is being offered a good price.

Flora del Carmen is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders offer to disadvantaged people in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they might have a decent way to earn a living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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