A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase merchandise.


Gaudy's story

Gaudy, who is 30 years old, has been married eight years and has worked the last two years selling all kinds of Nicaraguan footwear. She acquires all of these shoes from a wholesale distributor located in Pasos Canoas. Her mother helps sell her make some sales and also accompanies her while making purchases for orders she has made. She is able to easily purchase and make pick ups because she drives and has a vehicle that allows her to work more quickly. Gaudy is applying for this loan in order to purchase more merchandise and to cover these costs, seeing as she has sufficient customers who prefer her for high quality and reasonably prices shoes. She selected Fundación Mujer because she lives in an area with difficult access, and this is the first time they have visited to offer loans to small business owners. They offer low interest rates and minimal requirements. In the future Gaudy plans to display many different shoes from her home and have plenty of merchandise to offer all of her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON



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