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A loan of $850 helped to buy a welder, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and tongs.

Wilfredo's story

Wilfredo, 36, is married and has 2 children aged 12 and 4. He is a native of La Paz Centro, a place that is located in the western part of the country. La Paz Centro is known for its traditional cuisine, including "quesillo" (a thick corn tortilla wrapped around soft cheese, pickled onions and sauce) and "tiste" (a chocolately corn drink).

Wilfred has a soldering workshop where he provides services to customers from his community and from surrounding areas. He started this business because he needed to have a source of work so that he could provide for his family and give them economic stability. With this loan, he will buy some tools for his work, including: a welder, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and tongs. Wilfredo has a work routine where he works for 10 hours a day from his house, and also provides services at his customer's homes. Wilfredo appreciates the help that the Kiva lenders are providing to people with limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a source of decent work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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