A loan of $1,150 helped to invest in working capital by buying basic ingredients to make his homemade dishes, like: rice, beans, vegetables, beef, chicken, oil, firewood, disposable plates, and carbonated beverages.


Pablo Marvin's story

Pablo is sixty-seven years old, is married, and is originally from La Paz Centro, an area located in the western part of the country. La Paz Centro is characterized by its typical food, like quesillo (tortilla and cheese) and tiste (milk, cacao, and corn powder drink). Pablo is a hardworking and responsible man; he has demonstrated this in his past loans in making timely and accurate payments. Since he was very young, he has had to work in order to help with home expenses. Unfortunately, he could not attend school because of scarce economic resources. Thanks to his spirit to move ahead, he makes a living in selling homemade food. He has been doing this for twelve years, and the business he has is located in his own home. His business consists of selling homemade food to businesspeople and to students. The use of his loan is to invest in working capital; he will buy the basic ingredients for his foods, like: rice, beans, vegetables, beef, chicken, oil, firewood, disposable plates, and carbonated beverages. He carries out this activity with great pleasure. Pablo is thankful for the help that the Kiva investors have offered to people who come from scarce resources and from poor countries like Nicaragua, in order to have a means of dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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