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A loan of $500 helped to buy basic grains by the quintal, as well as pop, salsa, and other ingredients.

Carla Del Socorro's story

Carla del Socorro has been a merchant for thirty years. She sells food every day of the week in one of the markets in Chinandega. She works from 6 am to 4 pm. She is single, and acts as both father and mother to her daughter who is in her final year of secondary school. Carla works hard so that her daughter can be a professional one day soon.
She started her business with her own capital, saving up bit by bit from her work at her mother's business. She then became independent.
She has invested her loans in her business and has purchased basic grains. Her business has improved greatly. She has changed her furniture and made various improvements to her business. She is very grateful for these loans because her quality of life has improved and so she is using her income to improve her home as well.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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