A loan of $425 helped to buy various types of used clothing in bulk.


Maura María's story

Maura María comes from the commune of San Rafael, in the south of Nicaragua. She sells used clothing in her home, where she has a space dedicated to selling her merchandise. She might be a senior citizen, but she is no less full of fighting spirit for it. She likes her business because it gives her something to do and makes her feel useful. She likes working because it allows her a measure of independence, knowing that she has her own income with which to pay for household and personal expenses alike. She has three children, all adults and married, who help her make ends meet. One of the couples lives at her house with their daughter. Maura María's owns the house she lives in, which is full of warmth and companionship despite its small size. She is very grateful to field partner Ceprodel and to Kiva for all the loans, which have helped her immensely with her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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