A loan of $275 helped to invest in his business by purchasing a welder for his shop.

Freddy Daniel's story

Freddy Daniel is 54 years old and married with three adult children, who all live on their own. Freddy is originally from the department of Chinandega, which is located in the western region of the country. Chinandega is known for being a productive commercial area.

Freddy's business is a welding shop. He has been in business for 45 years, and has it set up in his home. Freddy works with both regular and occasional customers. His daily routine is getting up early to open the doors to the public eight hours a day for all kinds of welding jobs. He learned the trade when he was very young by working alongside his father, who was also a welder. He was able to set up his own shop thanks to his effort and eagerness to work so that he could have the means to support his family, even though currently he has a lighter load to carry since all of his children are working.

He needs this financing to invest in his business and purchase a welder so that he can offer his customers better service. Freddy has worked with Fundación León 2000 in the past and has proven himself to be a responsible person and a reliable borrower. He appreciates the help that Kiva investors offer people with limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can earn a decent living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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