A loan of $1,175 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Maria Del Carmen's story

María del Carmen, 55, is married living in Chinandega. Her economic activity is selling snacks at wholesale, milk, cosmetics, onions and potatoes in large amounts to other merchants and others. She buys at one of Managua’s markets and sells to merchants from neighboring countries. Her customers are regular and drop-in she sells to for cash and on credit collecting weekly. She started this business several years ago with funds of her own.

María is asking for credit to buy working capital like onions, potatoes, detergent, soap, snacks, cosmetic, etc. She will buy items in high demand. One of her dreams is to improve her business and earn higher income to attain economic stability for her family. She’s very happy and grateful for the support Kiva lenders give people of scarce resources so they can have a way to earn a living with dignity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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