A loan of $425 helped to buy children's and adult's clothing, shoes, lotions, makeup, perfume.


Sandra Argentina's story

Sandra, is from Diriamba, but right now she lives in Managua. She is a humble merchant who is 61, married and the mother of 7 children. She sells varied merchandise, a business she has had for more than 30 years. She started as a merchant selling pails, spoons, panas, and shoes as a street vendor with her mother. That is how they used to earn their living. Later, as time passed, she decided to go off on her own and keep doing the same activity because she needed to support herself and generate some income. She decided to sell shoes and clothes. She feels good because this business generates daily earnings and she has the support of all of her children. She hopes to be able to expand her business with the purpose of increasing her sales to make more income. She needs the loan to buy children's and adult's clothing, shoes, lotions, makeup, perfume, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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