A loan of $300 helped to invest in capital and buy materials such as wood, tar, nails, glue, and anticorrosive paint to build canoes, and to maintain pool tables.

Leonidas Lucas's story

Leónidas is 50 years old, single, and has two young children who he is responsible for. He is originally from Realejo, in the west of the country.

Leónidas makes a living renting out pool tables and building canoes for artesanal fishing. His business is located in his home. He has been doing this job for the past four years. It involves providing pool table games for tournaments between players, and building fishing canoes.

Leónidas has already taken out a loan with Fundación León 2000, and has shown he is reponsible by paying properly and on time. He needs finance to invest in working capital, maintain the pool tables and buy materials to build the canoes. These materials include wood, tar, nails, glue, and anticorrosive paint.

Leónidas is grateful for the help given by Kiva investors to people of limited means and poor countries such as Nicaragua to allow them work in a dignified manner.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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