A loan of $250 helped to buy clothes, sandals and cosmetics.


Juan Alexander's story

Juan Alexander, 28, is single and has no children. He’s from Chinandega Department, a place located in the western zone. Chinandega is noted for being a commercially productive zone. His economic activity is selling general merchandise. He’s been in business ten years and he sells from place to place. The business consists in buying and selling merchandise like shirts, pants, skirts, shorts, t-shirts, sandals, cosmetics and perfume. Juan’s daily routine is to work about 10 hours with a bale that weighs about 25 kilos selling to his regular and occasional customers. Juan has shown responsibility with his payments repaying his previous loans as scheduled. He needs this loan to invest in working capital to take advantage of the Christmas season when sales increase. Juan is grateful to Kiva lenders for the support they provide people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have a dignified way to earn a living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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