A loan of $525 helped working capital.

Martha Beatriz's story

Martha Beatriz Pérez Méndez is 38 years old, and she has a partner. This young women has 3 children. Her oldest son is 19, and recently began the 3rd year of secondary school. Her other son is 18 years old, and he works in a car wash. Her youngest son is 11 years old and is in grade 4 at primary school. Her partner works as a taxi driver. Her dream is to establish her business in her house, and she proposes to improve her house, which is one of the priorities of why she struggles now, as she wants to leave her children a place that will be their property.

Her economy activity involves selling clothes, such as: trousers, blouses, men's shirts, and underwear. She has had this business for 15 years. She began with a car wash business and decided that she needed more for her family, so she decided with her own money to begin selling mixed clothes for men and women. Now she would like to obtain finance that is destined to be working capital, as the festive days are now approaching and she needs to offer a variety of products. She will make the purchases in Managua, for which she needs to be mobile to achieve these negotiations.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory

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