A loan of $425 helped to buy sand, white cement, stone and labor.

Carolina Lisett's story

Mrs. Carolina lives in the capital of Nicaraguan folklore, Masaya. She is a widow and a saleswoman. She is 48 years old and and has three children.

Her business consists of making and selling enchiladas and tacos in the market. She has had the business for two and a half years. It has been her means of support, since she lost the income of her husband when he died, and she had to move forward. Thanks to her business she has brought her family forward, together with her daughter.

Mrs. Carolina is a homemaker, an honorable and hard-working person who knows the value of being independent. Her work day starts when she gets up at three in the morning to make enchiladas and tacos, together with her oldest daughter who helps her. They have to be ready at eight in the morning, which is when she leaves her workplace to begin selling. Later, when she finishes her day at the market, Mrs. Carolina returns home to care for her younger children. She started the business with her own money. Her sales are in cash, and her clients are the people who pass by in the market.

Currently, she needs to repair her kitchen. The infrastructure has deteriorated as time passed. For this reason, she needs the loan to buy construction materials to repair her kitchen, which is her means of work because it is where she makes the daily food for her family as well as the tacos and enchiladas for her business.

She is requesting the loan to buy sand, stone, white cement, and labor. In this way she will improve her family’s living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Dahlberg

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