A loan of $400 helped to buy inventory.

Sonia Teresa's story

Sonia is 38 years old, married, and has two children, ages 12 and 7. She is from Jinotepe, in the northern part of the country. She is known as being responsible and hardworking with a desire for personal success. She likes to spend time with her children in her spare time. Unfortunately she was not able to attend school because she needed to go to work at an early age. She strives every day to provide a better future for her children.

Thanks to her effort and desire to get ahead she sells cosmetics, such as rouge, shadow, base, eye liner, lipstick, makeup remover, perfumes, and body creams. She works 10 hours a day and will use the money from this loan to invest into her clothing business so that she can have a better income in the near future. Sonia is grateful to the Kiva lenders who provide people from countries of low resources like Nicaragua, the opportunity to have a dignified source of work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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