A loan of $825 helped to buy supplies.

José Omar's story

Jose is part of the town of Masaya, the crib of artistry. He’s 43 years old, married, and is a shoemaker. His family consists of him and his wife and she also works in the shop.

Jose began working 10 years ago because he felt he needed to learn this trade. He had initiative to start his own business after several years, once he saw that the business was profitable because he caught the eye of his buyers. He provides good results, and manages well.

He began buying his own tools and now has a small shoe workshop with 12 employees. He specializes in men’s shoes because there are few shops that make them. He sells his products in Managua, Matagua, and to two buyers in Masaya who travel to Honduras to sell the shoes that he makes. His are quality products and he has maintained his customers’ loyalty. He buys his raw materials in shoe shop supply stores in his area.

He needs this loan to be able to buy leather because demand is increasing and this loan will be very helpful. He believes that this loan will help him increase his income and satisfy his customers and keep their loyalty.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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