A loan of $825 helped to invest working capital in stocking her business, buying and selling packs of varied second hand clothing.

Nora Del Carmen's story

Nora del Carmen is 44 years old, a single mother with 3 children, ages 16, 12, and 8. She originally came from the municipality of Managua, located in the central zone of the country.

In her free time, Nora del Carmen likes to enjoy typical dishes such as “Old Indian.” Lamentably, due to a lack of economic resources, she could not pursue a career in the university, but she would have liked to study professional nursing.

Thanks to Nora del Carmen's enterprising spirit and her desire to get ahead, she works at selling adult's and children's used clothing. This includes shirts, skirts, pants, and shorts. Nora del Carmen works some 10 hours a day at her business, offering her merchandise to both fixed and random customers. She does this from her home and on the streets.

The objective of her loan is to invest working capital in supplying her business with packs of varied clothing. She hopes to obtain better income in the near future.

Nora del Carmen is very grateful to Kiva investors for the help they offer to people with scarce resources from poor countries like Nicaragua to provide a dignified means of work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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