A loan of $425 helped invest in business capital and stock up his store with products like rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, packets of coffee and packets of shampoo.


Luis Alberto's story

Luis Alberto, 63, is married with five children. Of his children, four are working and one, who is eight years old, is under his care. He originates from Chinandega, which is located in the west of the country. Luis Alberto is characterized by being a hard-working, responsible man with good habits. His business for the last 22 years is a pulpería that he runs out of his house. A pulpería is a small store that sells everyday consumption products in small quantities, like rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, packets of coffee and packets of shampoo. The objective is to invest the loan in business capital and stock up his store in order to satisfy her clients. Luis Alberto is grateful for the help the Kiva investors give to those of few recourses and developing countries like Nicaragua.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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