A loan of $800 helped to invest in capital to stock her business by making and selling tombstones for cemetery graves.

Georgina Ancelma's story

Georgina is 58, married and has adult children. She comes from Leon, which is in the west of the country. She is responsible, hard-working and has a desire to improve herself. In her free time she likes to enjoy the company of her children. Unfortunately, she was not able to study for a degree because of lack of funds, and so she had to work from a young age to help out with the household's costs. Thanks to her effort and her desire to get on in life, she works at making slabs and cement tombstones for cemetery graves. She works 10 hours a day in her business.

The reason for asking for the loan is to use the money for work materials for graves such as cement, lime, iron, sand and paint. She would like to increase her income in the near future. Georgina is grateful for the support given by Kiva lenders to allow people of few economic resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua to have a dignified means of work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sharon Rees

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