A loan of $600 helped purchase raw materials such as leather, glue, insoles, thread, nails, etc.

Ervin Santiago's story

Ervin Santiago L. is a hard-working and enterprising man who has had a shoe shop since 1998. He started this business with his wife with a small amount of materials. He now has new partners and makes 118 pairs of shoes a day.

Mr. L. sells his products in Masaya and Managua where he has regular customers. He now has an order that requires a large investment in raw materials such as leather, faux leather, thread, glue, adornments, nails, lining, buckles, elastic, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alexandra J

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