A loan of $675 helped to buy stock for her clothes store.

Gleysi Del Socorro's story

Gleysi is 35 years old, married and has three children. Gleysi is originally from León, in the west of the country. She is hard-working, responsible and has a desire to do better than ever before. In her spare time Gleysi likes to enjoy the company of her children and prepare typical, Nicaraguan food for them, such as "sopa de leche" (a soup prepared using milk). Unfortunately, due to a lack of money, Gleysi was not able to study at university. Nowadays Gleysi fights every day in order to give her children a better future.

Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, Gleysi has a business selling new clothes, such as a trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, blouses, pyjamas and children's clothes. She works some ten hour every day, selling her products as a street vendor, as well as taking orders. Every day Gleysi goes out with a 20kg bag to sell her merchandise, and she enjoys her work. The aim of this loan is to invest it in working capital and to stock up her business of buying and selling clothes. With it, in the not-too-distant future, Gleysi will earn a higher income. Gleysi thanks Kiva investors for the help that they are providing to poor countries such as a Nicaragua and for helping poor people to have a decent job.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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