A loan of $800 helped to buy general merchandise and ingredients for her delicious bakery items.

Karla Vanessa's story

Karla Vanessa is 24 years old. She is married and has one young child in her charge. She is from one of the municipalities of Chinandega, located in the western part of the country. She is an enterprising woman who works hard every day to get ahead. She is a small business owner who buys and sells general merchandise, such as: a variety of styles of clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and house decorations, among other things. She also sells firewood and bakery items, such as: cheese cakes, meat, pineapple, milk cakes, “prisioneros,” and “maletas,”among others. She makes them when people place orders for them. She makes her sales on cash and on credit for return customers and for new ones. She charges them weekly. She began her business due to the necessity of helping with the household costs. One of her dreams is to see her son finish his studies and become a professional. The purpose of this loan is to buy a variety of styles of clothing, cosmetics, and shoes, among other things and cover the orders she already has.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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