A loan of $1,225 helped to purchase equipment for her business.

Evelyn Scarlet's story

Evelyn Scarlet is a single mother of two young children and lives in the Chinandega area in the western part of Nicaragua. She runs small businesses out of her home, selling general supplies, soft drinks and snacks and offering video-game services. She makes her purchases at wholesale markets or outside of the country, and her sales are on cash and credit, while the video-game service is with cash down. She has regular and occasional customers. Evelyn starts working very early, providing excellent services to her customers. She is known as a woman with big dreams to move up in life and make headway for her children. Some of her dreams are to see her children become professionals and to finish construction of her home so she can give them a dignified place to live. She plans to use the loan to purchase two Xbox 360s as well as televisions and to stock up on general supplies for her store. Evelyn is very grateful for the support Kiva investors provide to people with limited resources.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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