A loan of $1,100 helped to buy shoe making supplies.

Hernaldo José's story

Hernaldo José lives in Masaya Department. He’s a cobbler by profession, married and responsible for his household. His business consists in making women’s shoes. He has 21 years’ experience in this work which has given him much experience in this line of work.

Hernaldo is asking for a loan to buy raw materials like leather, soles, glue, new leather, foam, shoe seams, pigskin, yellow glue, white glue, #1.75 thread, María, Juanita and Sofía –style forms and fabric, among others.

His nuclear family is composed of his two children and his wife; one of his children is independent. He believes that the loan will help him in large part to increase income and his family’s quality of life as well as be able to meet each and every one of his customer’s demands.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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