A loan of $500 helped to purchase merchandise such as clothes, shoes, pants, blouses, skirts, dresses, boxer shorts and socks.


Alcides Isaac's story

Alcides is a 59-year-old modest merchant living in the city of Esteli, Nicaragua. He is married and has four children, all grown up. He was only able to complete the second grade and from a very young age had to work to feed his family, which he continued doing after he married. Alcides makes a living selling clothing and household items. He sells his products by going to different communities on the outskirts of Esteli and makes the transactions on cash and credit, and his oldest son helps him with the selling. His spouse is a housewife. His expectations are to keep making headway and selling more products in order to become a recognized businessman. Alcides is requesting the loan to purchase products such as clothes, shoes, pants, blouses, skirts, dresses, boxer shorts and socks. Among his plans for the future is to have a shop in the city by buying display cases and mannequins and new household products. He plans to do this project with his wife so she can tend to the store while he still goes out to sell in the communities.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein


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