A loan of $1,050 helped to invest in business capital and to supply his business selling vehicle parts such as rims, tires, engine valves, and spark plugs.

Marvin Alonso's story

Marvin Alonso is 46 years old, married, and has three children of 12, 21, and 28 years old, 2 of whom are still under his care and are studying. He is from Managua, a place in the central zone of the country. In his spare time he likes to go to the movies or watch soccer games. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources, he was not able to study at university, but he would have liked to have taken a degree and been an automotive engineer.
Thanks to his spirit and his desire to be successful, he works selling vehicle parts. He likes this work very much and he works 10 hours a day in his business. To date, this has been his livelihood and that of his family. The goal of this loan is to invest in business capital and to buy vehicle parts such as rims, tires, motor valves, and spark plugs so that, in the near future, he will have a better income. Marvin Alonso is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders offer to people who have scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so they have dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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