A loan of $800 helped to buy general merchandise such as different styles of clothes, steel jewelry, and more.

Grethel Jahaira's story

Grethel Jahaira is a married adult from one of the towns of Chinandega. In this area trade, rum, sugar cane and sugar dominate, as well as one of the greatest geniuses in the country. This micro-businesswoman buys and sells different styles of new clothing and steel jewelry such as chains, bracelets, earrings and more. She is characterized as being a hardworking woman who is responsible with her payments, humble, and very eager to get ahead personally. Little by little, she has been able to get ahead and increase her business. Most of the merchandise is sold on credit and she delivers to regular and new customers. The purpose of the loan is to invest in buying merchandise such as rings, bracelets, chains, clothing and more. This way, she can increase her inventory and her customers will have more variety of clothing to choose from. Her sales will increase and her earnings as well. One of her dreams is to build her own home and set up a store in it. Grethel is very grateful for the support that the Kiva investors offer to people of low income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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