A loan of $925 helped to buy rice, beans, bread, milk, sugar, eggs, juices, and soft drinks, and also stationery items such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, sheets of foam craft paper, glue, rulers, folders, and reams of paper.


Alejandro Ramon's story

Alejandro Ramón, 41, is married and has 2 children aged 13 and 8. He is a native of Jicaral, a place located in the western part of the country. Alejandro is known for being a very hardworking and responsible man who is concerned for the welfare and future of his children. He has had a business for 1 years selling grocery items and stationery products, and so he is experienced in this line of work. He has change his line of work from before. His business is located in his house. He sells basic food products such as: rice, beans, bread, milk, sugar, eggs, juices, and soft drinks. He also sells stationery items such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, sheets of foam craft paper, glue, rulers, folders, and reams of paper. He started this business a number of years ago with the financial help of his father. Over time, he gradually grew the business, increasing his customer base and his earnings.

Alejandro Ramón needs a loan to invest in working capital to stock his small store, so that he can continue to strive for success day by day. Alejandro's daily routine is to work 12 hours a day to provide the best service to his customers. Alejandro Ramón appreciates the help that the Kiva lenders are providing to people who have few resources in poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have a means to a decent life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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