A loan of $425 helped to sell ropes, cords and plastics.

Eliodoro's story

Eliodoro, 40, lives in the town of Chichigalpa in the western part of Nicaragua, known for sugar cane and distillery. It is one of the hottest places in Nicaragua.

Three years ago he was diagnosed with an illness. He has worked since childhood cutting sugar cane. He has 4 children in primary school and his wife helps him with a small business that they subsist on, because after being diagnosed with this illness, in spite of being a young man, he doesn't get hired so that owners can avoid his medical costs.

He gets up at 5am every day to do his daily chores and then begins his sales. He also kills pigs once a week to get money from selling their meet, skin and other derivatives.

The loan will be used to cover familial costs and invest in the business. Eliodoro thanks CEPRODEL and Kiva because through these loans he is improving his family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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