A loan of $400 helped to buy corn, firewood, and underwear, etc.

Lissette Del Socorro's story

Lissette del Socorros is a merchant at one of the markets in the city of León. She leaves her house at 6:00 a.m. in order to start her work at 7:00 a.m. She finishes work at 5:00 p.m. She travels to Managua once a week to buy her products. She has two school age children.

She started her business selling small quantities of clothing in an itinerant manner. She currently has a fixed stand, and she has been doing this work for 14 years. In addition to selling clothes she sells ‘chicha’ [a corn based drink], which she makes in the afternoons. She sells it the next morning.

The loan she is requesting from Ceprodel is to buy corn, firewood, and underwear, etc. This will allow her to attract more customers. This will increase her sales and profits to provide for her family.

Her dream is to maintain her business so that her children will become professionals with a career in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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