A loan of $625 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Lucia Del Carmen's story

Lucia del Carmen, 55, is from Chinandega; she has six independent adult children. She owns a home-based grocery store where she sells basic home consumption goods like basic grains, snacks, soft-drinks, frozen items and firewood, among others. It’s located at home. The business has been in operation for 10 years.

Lucia is a very hardworking, responsible woman. She started the business with her own money aiming at improving household income which has in fact been improving; now she must support herself. She needs the loan to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store to meet customer demand because it’s been growing and she wants to offer her customers a variety of products.

Lucia del Carmen thanks Kiva lenders who provide help for merchants of scarce resources and for poor countries like Nicaragua.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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