A loan of $450 helped to buy lime powder and salt.

Rafael Ángel's story

Rafael is a lime powder and salt merchant in north Nicaragua; the business has been in operation for 16 years and it has made it possible for him and his family to get ahead.

Before having his business plan he was a driver and sold cement in various cities in Nicaragua. However, on his own initiative and with personal savings he managed to establish his business where he generates income to support his family.

He currently needs financing to make his investment plan a reality acquiring lime powder and salt to meet customer demand; most of his customers are hardware store owners, coffee growers and cattlemen in the northern part of the country.

He’s married and his wife helps him run the business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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