A loan of $550 helped to purchase ingredients to make tajadas (green plantains).

Silvio Jose's story

Silvio José is 37 years old, single, and has no children. He lives in the town of Malpaisillo in the department of León, which is known for being an agricultural area with crops such as plantains, corn, and rice. Silvio José works selling tajadas (a typical dish in Nicaragua made by cutting and frying green plantains which is served with chopped cabbage), fried potatoes, and other fried foods. He has had this business for 14 years. He has a full credit history since he always pays on time and in full. His business is located in the commercial area of Malpaisillo. He started this business with his own initiative and learned about it while he was living in Costa Rica.

Currently he is facing challenges and problems, including his mother's illness (blood pressure). He is requesting this loan to invest in ingredients such as green plantains to make tajadas. He appreciates the opportunity that Kiva loans provide to small businesses with few resources in poor countries like Nicaragua. He says thank you to Kiva lenders for the ability to have a decent way of life and for helping to eradicate poverty a little in his country.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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