A loan of $200 helped to buy domestically-produced sandals made in Masaya.


Martha Lorena's story

Martha Lorena has a business selling shoes in one of the markets in the city of Leon. She started as a mobile clothing vendor, and now has a stall where she sells all kinds of shoes and has been able to obtain more customers. She buys her product wholesale from businesses in the city of Masaya. She is a single mother of five adult children, none of whom are still under her care. She starts work at 5:30 am and finishes at 4:30 pm. Martha Lorena is requesting a loan in order to buy sandals, and to take advantage of the fact that there is greater demand for this product now and attract more customers. She dreams of keeping her business stocked with differents kinds and varieties of shoes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman



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