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Total loan: $500
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Carla Vanesa

Nicaragua
Leon, Nicaragua / Spare Parts

A loan of $500 helped to invest working capital into her business and stock it with motorcycle parts, such as pumps, brake lights, accessories, ball bearings, tires, wheel rims, and seat covers.


Carla Vanesa's story

36-year-old Carla is married with three children of 9, 17, and 18 years of age, all of whom are studying. She is originally from Paz Centro, which is located in the western part of the country. La Paz Centro is characterized by its food and drink, such as "el quesillo" (a soft fresh cheese) and "el tiste" (a drink made from tortilla, cacao beans, allspice, sugar, and water). Carla is a person who has worked hard in life. She could not study due to the lack of economic resources, which forced her to work from an early age. For this reason, she wants her children to have a better life, and this motivates her to keep improving her life day after day.

Thanks to her desire to get ahead, she makes a living from selling motorcycle parts. She has been doing this for three years from her home. The business consists of selling motorcycle parts, such as: pumps, brake lights, accessories, ball bearings, tires, wheel rims, and seat covers.

The loan is for investing working capital into her business and stocking it with spare parts to sell so that in the not too distant future she can obtain better revenue. Carla is grateful for the help Kiva investors give to people of scant resources and poor countries like Nicaragua by giving them the opportunity of having decent work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eloise Minogue



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: February 5, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: February 5, 2013