A loan of $425 helped to buy notebooks, journals, erasers, colored pencils, rulers, bags, ball-point pens, and markers.


Dolores Del Carmen's story

Dolores, originally from Estelí, is 38 years old, married, and the mother of two children who are 9 and 18 years old. She is in business attending to a grocery store for 10 years.

She started her business using capital she obtained from her severance pay from a tobacco factory where she used to work as a laborer. She needed to quickly obtain earnings in order to be able to pay school fees for her children and to contribute to the household expenses, so she opened a small grocery store which has been progressing little by little.

She is asking for financing in order to buy school supplies such as notebooks, journals, erasers, colored pencils, rulers, bags, ball-point pens, and markers. So, her idea is to offer various articles but not only the commonplace items of other grocery stores but to offer a variety to attract more customers. Her goal for the future is to open a convenience store offering household items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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