A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a printer and photocopier.

Alvaro Jose's story

Álvaro José is 52 years old, married, and originally from the city of Chinandega, located in the western part of the country. Alvaro is a responsible, honest, hardworking man with a great desire for personal success. He was not able to complete his secondary school education due to a lack of financial resources, but he says that he would like to study for a career. Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit, he was able to become the owner of a cyber café, where he provides text services, scanning, black and white copying, FAX service, CD reproductions, internet services, and other things. He also rents family movies for children so that his customers can enjoy their families. He has steady customers, old and new.

Alvaro likes his job very much and to see the faces of his customers when they look for things that he is able to offer them. His products are of good quality and one of his dreams is to be able to improve his work equipment and complete the building of his house. He is asking for this loan so he can buy things like a printer and photocopier and be able to provide better service to his customers and increase his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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