A loan of $1,275 helped to invest in working capital and stock his business by buying clay handicrafts and live pigs to sell.

Walter Antonio's story

Walter, 31, is single and does not have children. He is from the municipality of Malpaisillo, in the western part of the country. Walter sells handicrafts and live pigs on the streets and he has been doing it for eleven years. He sells handicrafts made of clay, like jars, little model-houses, salt shakers and dolls, and he also buys pigs and sells them.

Walter has worked before with the foundation and has proved to be responsible by paying on time and the right amounts. He is known to be a hardworking, responsible person. His goal with this loan is to invest in working capital and stock his business up with more handicrafts and pigs, taking advantage of the upcoming season, which is good for sales.

Walter appreciates the help that Kiva lenders give to people with few resources from poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have a decent job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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