A loan of $1,125 helped to buy clothes.

Alvaro Antonio's story

Álvaro Antonio, 48, is from León Department. He’s single and has a 13-year-old son. His economic activity is selling new clothes in a specific local spot. He’s been in business five years. Álvaro is a man who is noted for having good payment behavior. He’s repaid his previous loans on time and as required. He needs financing to invest in working capital and stock his business. He will buy merchandise like pants, shirts, skirts, underwear, t-shirts, bed linen, sandals, children’s and adults’ shoes. His daily routine is to work 8 hours. He is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide people of scarce resources and poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have dignified ways of earning a living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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