A loan of $625 helped to buy a pack of used clothing.

Johana Patricia's story

Johana lives in the city of Managua with her common-law husband and two small school-aged children.

Johana used to work at a coffee shop outside the school near her home, but then experienced problems with the rent increase on her house, meaning she had to increase her income. That is why she decided to sell used clothing because of its low price and the fact that people buy it more frequently.

On a typical work day Johana begins at 9:00 a.m. by taking the clothing out on her porch. She spends all day attending to customers and puts away the merchandise at around 9:00 p.m.

She is requesting a loan through Ceprodel and Kiva to buy more packs of clothing so she can offer a wider variety to customers. Her goal is to improve her lifestyle and increase her household earnings for the benefit of the family. She also wants to sell better clothing to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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