A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a motorcycle.

Erikson Jose's story

Erickson, 26, lives in the city of León. He’s married and the father of two children who are 5 and 2 years of age respectively. He’s a merchant that manufactures and sells pizzas.

He started his business five years ago. His father owns a bakery and he pushed him to open his own business. This is how he went to Managua to take a baking course to learn techniques for baking bread and bread derivatives to add to the experience he’d gained from his father. This is how he managed to set up his pizzeria. With income generated from this business he was also able to set up a grocery store at home that his wife tends to which is an additional source of income for him.

He’d like to expand throughout the city of León including its surrounding towns because there’s a market for his product. However, due to lack of transportation he’s been unable to expand. Because of this, he’s asked for a loan to buy a motorcycle to be able to distribute his products. With this investment he hopes to increase his sales through home deliveries, to increase income so that he can save up because one of his goals is to open a bakery of his own, to build his house and to extend his business beyond the city of León.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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