A loan of $625 helped to buy clothes and bed linens.

Jairo's story

Jairo, 31, is a father of three minor children who are 13-, 7- and 3-years-old. He’s noted for being very hardworking and responsible with a strong drive for self-improvement. He’s from Chinandega, a place located in the western part of the country. Unfortunately, due to lack of economic resources he was unable to study at university but would have loved to be a systems engineer.

Thanks to his enterprising spirit, his economic activity is selling general merchandise consisting in pants, shorts, towel sets, shirts, t-shirts, underwear and bed linens. Jairo’s daily routine is to work 12 hours going from town to town in the country offering his goods to regular and occasional customers. The loan’s goal is to invest in working capital and take advantage of the children’s and youngsters’ return to classes to sell school uniforms, socks, t-shirts, school pants and skirts. In this way in the not too distant future earn higher income and meet customer demand. Jairo is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide people of scarce resources and poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have a way to earn a living with dignity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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