A loan of $425 helped to buy merchandise such as: costume jewellery, toilet paper, diapers, feminine hygiene products.

Maritza Isabel's story

Maritza Isabel has sold her products in one of the parks in the city of Chinandega for five years. She has been a merchant for over 25 years. She sells basic necessities because she also manages the bathrooms in the park. She takes advantage of this by selling bathroom products and costume jewellery. She is a married mother of four. None of her children depend on her. Before having this business, she was a teacher, but she decided to start having her own business at the same time. On the 15th and 30th of every month she goes outside of Chinandega and sells clothing, rubber boots, and other items ordered by her customers in Cosiguina and the neighbouring area. She feels very comfortable with the institution and the loans that she has received. She now has a mode of transportation and her quality of life has improved.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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