A loan of $1,025 helped purchase hammocks, wooden toys, wooden chairs, rocking chairs, and more.


Darling Elicia's story

Darling Elicia is 29, married, and the mother of three school aged children. She lives in the Chinandega department located in the west of the country. She sells artisan crafts, wooden furniture, and silver. The artisan crafts are handmade products, made from different kinds of clay, wood, and metals. They are part of the Nicaraguan culture and part of Darling’s roots. She started her business ten years ago with her own savings that she managed to save up with a lot of effort over many years. She wanted to help her husband pay for the household expenses and provide a better future for her children. In addition, she sells food three or four times a week in the same facilities as her artisan shop.

Darling is requesting the loan to bolster her working capital and purchase traditional Nicaraguan products such as hammocks, wooden toys, wooden chairs, and rocking chairs with woven seats.

One of her dreams is to develop her children professionally. Darling is thankful for the help of the Kiva investors who support people with scarce resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua and allow them to have a means of dignified work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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