A loan of $2,000 helped to buy clothing, shoes, jewelry, and appliances.


Isolina Del Carmen's story

Isolina del Carmen, 21, is an enterprising young woman. She's single and has no children. She lives in her parents's house in a region of Chinandega. She studies accounting in the university and is about to finish her program.

She wants to have her own business, a stocked store. With youthful initiative for young entrepreneurs, it's her opportunity to be able to achieve her dreams, such as having a store.

She started selling on foot with her mother when she was 15. She acquired experience and went out on her own when she was 17. Today she has a lot of customers. To satisfy the demand she needs a loan, which will help her have her own business and not sell on foot, because this is how she supports her studies.

She's a young woman with a broad vision, sure of what she wants and with a great desire to grow. She's responsible, honest, and very hardworking. She needs a loan to invest and stock her business to earn her own income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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