Total loan: $1,200

Lázaro Jesús

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Managua, MN, Nicaragua / Housing

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Lázaro Jesús's story

Lázaro Jesús is married and has six children, four of whom are adolescents and the others are younger. They live in Sabana Grande, a neighborhood in the capital, known for its high crime rate, according to the Nicaraguan National Police statistics. Its residents are people of limited resource; mostly large families with no employment or sources of income that would allow them to improve their economic status. Lázaro has been a carpenter all of his life, having started as an apprentice when he was very young. He was able to save enough money to start his own carpentry shop, beginning with furniture repair. His services are now very much in demand, thanks to his good reputation. He gets new customers and job orders, which help boost his income. He is asking for this loan in order to be able to make repairs his roof, which is now in very bad state and it threatens the security of his children. This will allow him to better provide for their well being.

Translated from Spanish by Hugo Reyes, Kiva Volunteer