A loan of $375 helped to invest in working capital by buying oil, grease, and auto lubricant.

Lesbia Lucrecia's story

Lesbia Lucrecia, 53, is married with three children, one of whom is still studying and under her care. She is originally from León, which is located in the western part of the country. Lucrecia is characterized as a hardworking and responsible person who is eager to grow as a person. She likes to spend her free time with her family and prepare typical dishes from the region for them, such as "nacatameles" (traditional Nicaraguan tamales). Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources, she was unable to study a degree. She had to begin working from an early age to help with the household expenses, which is why she fights every day to offer her children a better future.

Thanks to her enterprising spirit and her desire to succeed, she has a business selling auto lubricant, oil, and grease. She runs this business from her home. She works for eight hours daily, happily offering her products. The goal of this loan is to invest in working capital and stock her auto lubricant business, so that she can have better earnings in the near future. Lesbia Lucrecia is grateful to the help which Kiva lenders offer to people with limited resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua, so that they can have a decent livelihood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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