A loan of $500 helped to invest in working capital and stock her business with merchandize such as shoes for children and adults, sandals and body lotions.


Ligia Del Socorro's story

Ligia del Socorro is 53 years old, and is single with two children still living with her. She is from Managua, located in the center of the country. Ligia is known for being a hard-working, responsible person, who seeks personal improvement. In her free time, she likes to relax by reading or watching television. Unfortunately, she could not study at university, instead having to work from a young age to help out with household expenses.

Thanks to her spirit and her will to succeed, she makes a living selling goods such as shoes for children and adults, sandals and body lotions. She sells these products from door to door, carrying a weight of 20kg on her head, offering her goods to regular and possible customers. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business, so that in the not too distant future she can boost her profits. Ligia del Socorro is grateful for the help provided by Kiva lenders to people of limited means and poor countries such as Nicaragua so that they can have a dignified job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel



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