A loan of $1,425 helped to buy two fishing nets for his artisan fishing business.

Jorge Alejandro's story

Jorge Alejandro is 68 years old, single, with 9 children, 2 still in his care. He is originally from one of the municipalities of Chinandega located in the southwestern part of the country.

Jorge is a trustworthy, hardworking person. He has had his own business for 7 years in artisan fishing. He has been working in this field since he was very young and so he has earned it though a lot of sacrifices and struggles. Little by little he has been raising his children in order to see them complete a professional career, except for two of them, as he was not able to realize this dream.

He is asking for this loan in order to buy 2 fishing nets for his business as his are damaged and he does not want to default on the orders his regular customers have placed and any holiday orders for Easter so that his business grows in greater demand.

Jorge is very grateful to Kiva lenders for the help given to small entrepreneurs in poor countries like Nicaragua in order to have a decent life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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