A loan of $600 helped to buy general merchandise such as various styles of clothing, shoes, cosmetics, plastic products and other things.


Teresa De Jesus's story

Teresa is a single mother of a grown daughter. She is from the town of Chinandega, located in the western part of the country. She is known for being hardworking and dedicated, with a lot of desire for personal improvement. She is a small businesswoman, selling merchandise door-to-door like children's clothing, cosmetics, shoes, pants, gold, silver and bronze goods, perfumes, creams, underwear, and plastic products, among other things. She makes her purchases in another country and distributes them in business centers and merchants in Chinandega, where she has fixed and occasional clientele. She sells in cash or on credit, which she collects weekly or bimonthly. She starts her day very early to run all over Chinandega delivering her products.

The goal of this loan is to invest in business capital and stock her store by purchasing merchandise such as: various styles of clothing for children and adults, cosmetics, plastic goods and other things. This way she can make more money for her home. Teresa is very grateful for the support that the Kiva lenders give to people of scarce economic resources in poor countries like Nicaragua.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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