A loan of $1,050 helped to buy shoe-making products such as leather, yellow glue, white glue, shoe lasts, sponges, welts, fiber, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, linings, pigskin, Juanita PVC resin, PVC 30-79 resin, Bamboo resin, and synthetic fabric.


Hernaldo José's story

Hernaldo resides in the city of Masaya, also known as the capital of Nicaraguan folklore. He is a 51-year-old cobbler who's married and responsible for his home. His business consists of making women's shoes. He has 22 years of experience working in this profession which has allowed him to acquire a great deal of experience in the manufacturing and designing of sandals. His family consists of his wife and two children. The one son is independent, and the other younger daughter is a university student who is concentrating all her efforts into becoming a professional. He sells his product in the municipal market of Masaya and he delivers to two clients who travel to the beautiful counties of Honduras and Costa Rica. Hernaldo is requesting this loan in order to buy raw materials such as leather, soles, glue, new leather, shoe lasts, sponges, welts, pigskin, yellow glue, white glue, fiber, Juanita PVC resin, PVC 30-79 resin, Bamboo resin, and synthetic fabric among other things. He considers that this loan will largely help him in increasing his income and the quality of life for his family as well as to satisfy the demand of each and every one of his customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski



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