A loan of $700 helped to purchase rice, sugar, soap, bread, oatmeal, oil, shirts, pants and other items to stock his convenience store.

Jose Leonidas's story

José is 26 years old, and is from the town of Estelí. He is single, and was only able to complete one year of high school, as he needed to begin working to make a living and support his family. After a time spent traveling to another country in search of better wages and income to help with family finances, José now works operating a small convenience store. He is grateful for this source of daily income, and feels satisfied for the first time with his business endeavor. José's brother also helps him operate his convenience store.

José is requesting this loan in order to purchase merchandise to stock his business, including: rice, sugar, soap, bread, oatmeal, oil, shirts, pants and other items. He hopes that this investment will help him to increase his inventory and offer a wider variety of products to his clients. José's future plans include expanding his business and generating more income so that he can one day make improvements to his home and provide a better quality of life for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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