A loan of $600 helped to buy new clothing for children and adults, shoes, cosmetics and other items.

Gladis Del Carmen's story

Gladis del Carmen is a mature single mother with two adult children. She comes from one of the towns in Chinandega, an area situated in the west of the country. She is a small businesswoman, buying and selling general merchandise such as various styles of new clothing, cosmetics, shoes and other items. She sells in cash and on credit to regular and occasional customers, all through orders and as a street vendor. She begins her day very early carrying a large bag on her back from which she starts to sell her merchandise.

One of her dreams is to improve her home and for her business to be bigger. The purpose of the loan is to invest in merchandise so she can have a better supply of stock since at this time of year she has more demand and makes better profits.

Gladis is very grateful to the Kiva lenders for the support they give to people of limited means.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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