A loan of $1,225 helped to buy general merchandise such as clothing and shoes and gold, silver, and metal jewelry.

Yorlen Marieth's story

Yorlen Marieth, 24, is a single mother who cares for her young son. She lives in the Chinandega department in western Nicaragua. She sells general merchandise such as children's and adult clothing, shoes, costume jewelry, cosmetics, and gold, silver, and metal jewelry. She purchases merchandise at wholesale in another department in the country. She sells it to other merchants on the Internet and to the general public as a street vendor. She has regular clients, to whom she sells for cash and for credit with weekly payment terms. She started her business with her own funds four years ago to help support her young son.

Yorlen has applied for a loan to buy better styles and more colors of clothing to meet customer demand and other items like gold, silver, and metal jewelry. She is hardworking, honest, and responsible and wants to succeed. One of her dreams is to be able to stock more inventory so that she and her family will be financially stable.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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