A loan of $1,475 helped to invest in working capital and to supply her business in the purchase and sale of merchandise such as notebooks, gifts, gift bags, wall clocks, glassware, albums, and calculators.

Karla Azucena's story

Karla is 36 years old, she is married, and she has three children that are 13, 9, and 3 years old. She is originally from Managua, which is in the central region of the country. Karla is a very hard-working woman who is responsible and is very driven to achieve her personal goals. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family in outdoor activities and to prepare traditional dishes such as "gallo pinto." Unfortunately, she was not able to attend the university and she was instead obligated to work since she was a child. For this reason, she fights daily to provide a better future for her small children.

Thanks to God, and to her drive to get ahead, she works as a salesperson, selling accessories and products for the home such as notebooks, gifts, gift baskets, wall clocks, glassware, albums, calculators, etc.

She works 10 hours per day selling her products, which is a job she does with pleasure. This loan will be used to invest in working capital so that she can buy and sell products, so that in a not-so-distant future she can earn a higher income. Karla is thankful for the help that Kiva lenders are providing to her and to the other people that don't have resources, especially in poor countries such as Nicaragua. With this help, they can find dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Connelly

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