A loan of $500 helped to buy building materials and supplies.

Juan Bautista's story

Juan Bautista, 68, is married with two children who re 23, and 13 years of age and who are in his care and attending school. He’s from the city of Chinandega, a place located in the west of the country. He’s noted for being a very hardworking, responsible man. He’s had to work since he was very young to help with household expenses. Because of the lack of economic resources, he was unable to attend university so he must strive daily so his children can have a better future.

He works providing shoe repair services in a stand in one of the local markets, an activity he does gladly because it’s his and his family’s way of life. The loan he’s requesting is to finish doing some home improvements like building a room and installing flooring in the living room. His previous loans have been used for home improvement and thanks to the help Kiva lenders have given him he has a proper home to live in and provide security for his family. The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and to buy building supplies like metal sheeting, sand, tile, lumber, roofing purlins, nails, window frames and paint.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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