A loan of $225 helped to buy ingredients.

Alvaro Jesus's story

Álvaro is 28 years old, married, and has a school-aged son. He lives in Chichigalpa, a place in eastern Nicaragua, known for its sugar cane and sugar production. It’s also one of the hottest parts of Nicaragua.

Álvaro has a soft drink business in his home. He used the money from CEPRODEL and Kiva toward his soft drink business. The crews from the Ingenio San Antonio Company go to cut sugar cane near his home. His wife manages the business because he is incapacitated because of illness and has chronic kidney problems, so he had to stop working due to his health.

He started the business with a loan he got through CEPRODEL and thanks to it, he is able to continue developing his sales a little at a time, while serving more of the field workers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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