A loan of $625 helped to invest in capital for her work by purchasing and selling baby products such as bibs, baby blankets, cradles, toys, baby clothes, mosquito nets, crib sheets, baby bags, bottles and bottle cleaners.


Carolina Andrea's story

Carolina Andrea, age 38, is a single mother with two children, ages 11 and 7. She is from Managua, which is located in the central part of the country. In her free moments, she enjoys engaging in recreational activities with her small children, like playing in the park. Unfortunately, for lack of economic resources, she could not attend university, and has felt obligated to work from a very young age, because of the extreme poverty in which her family lived. Currently, her dreams and goals are to be able to enable her small children to become professionals and to offer them a better future.

Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to succeed, she has a job selling products for babies such as: bibs, baby blankets, cradles, toys, baby clothes, mosquito nets, crib sheets, baby bags, bottles and bottle cleaners. Her business is located in one of the local markets. She works at her business about 12 hours every day, offering her products and she has worked with joy and gratitude since this has been her way of life and her way of providing for her children.

The goal of this loan is to invest in capital to stock her business by purchasing and selling baby products, so that in the not too distant future, she can obtain a better income. Carolina Andrea is grateful for the support that the Kiva investors have offered to people with scarce resources from poor countries like Nicaragua in order that they have a means of working with dignity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm



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