A loan of $725 helped to buy clothing and backpacks.

Luz Marina's story

Luz Marina, 54, is a single mother with adult children. She's from the city of Managua, located in the central part of the region. Luz is a hardworking and responsible woman who has had to fight since she was very young to go out and get her daily bread. Unfortunately, because of a lack of financial resources, she had an adolescence and youth full of hardships. In her free time she really likes to listen to oldies.

Thanks to her enterprising spirit and desire to get ahead, she works selling new clothing. She has made a living in this business for 28 years. Her business is located in a few of the markets in town. Her daily routine is to work some 10 hours. She carries out this job with great pleasure because it has been her way of life and that of her family.

The goal of the loan is to invest in working capital, to stock her business by buying and selling merchandise, and to take advantage of the beginning of the school year to offer products such as shirts, t-shirts, camisoles, socks, stockings, underwear, skirts, shorts, and backpacks.

Luz Marina is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries such as Nicaragua so they have a decent job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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