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Total loan: $1,000
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Elsa Emerita

Nicaragua
Leon, Nicaragua / Clothing Sales

A loan of $1,000 helped invest in work capital for her business and stock up on merchandise, like t-shirts, shirts, skirts, pants, dresses, children's clothing, towel sets, long-sleeved shirts, bed sheets.


Elsa Emerita's story

Elsa is a 62-year-old single mother of 3 children who are now adults. She's from Jinotega, a region that's in the north of the country. She is hard working, responsible and motivated to better herself. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to study so she started working in commerce at a young age in order to raise her children.
Thanks to her efforts and her motivation to get ahead, her economic activity is selling new clothing, like t-shirts, shirts, skirts, pants, dresses, children's clothing, towel sets, long-sleeved shirts and bed sheet sets. She dedicates 12-hours-a-day to her business selling her products. Her business is located in an established area. The objective of the loan is to invest in business capital and stock up on merchandise for the business, so that in the near future she can increase her income. Elsa is grateful for the help the Kiva lenders give to those who lack resources in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 13, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 13, 2013