A loan of $900 helped to buy merchandise for his general store.

Cesar Augusto's story

Cesar, 31, lives in a neighborhood of Esteli called Condega. He has an 11-year old son. He owns a general store, a business that he started 5 years ago after returning from Costa Rica. He used the money that he earned before to stock the store and his wife and mother help him tend it. He also teaches English to young people at a local vocational school. The classes are welcome because it's not easy for local youths, most of whom work on area farms, to raise enough money to pay school fees.
Cesar will use the loan to buy supplies of canned goods, detergents, soft drinks, juices, bread, milk, eggs, chicken, rice, sugar, beans and cooking oil, all of which are products that his customers most want to buy. In the future, he would like to develop a wholesale supply business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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