A loan of $1,450 helped to purchase various products such as children’s toys, inflatable balls, cars, puzzles, plastic children’s chairs, calculators, stuffed animals and irons.


Franklin Antonio's story

Franklin is 24 years old and married with one child who is 9 years old. He is originally from Managua, a place that is located in the central area of the country. Franklin is characterized as being a very hardworking and responsible man. Unfortunately due to a lack of economic resources he could not pursue a university education and he was forced to work from a very early age in order to contribute to the household expenses. Therefore he struggles day to day to provide a better future for his young son.

Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and his desire to get ahead he has as his economic activity the sale of various products that consist of children’s toys, inflatable balls, cars, puzzles, plastic children’s chairs, calculators, stuffed animals and irons. He performs this work as a street merchant and by orders. This man's work routine is 12 hours a day with a bundle of 30 kg offering his merchandise. He carries out this activity with great pleasure as it is the sustenance for his son. The purpose of this loan is to invest in working capital and stock his business in the buying and selling of the various products so that in a not-too-distant future he can obtain better income.

Franklin is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders offer to people of limited resources and poor countries like Nicaragua so that they have a way to work with dignity.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings



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