A loan of $625 helped to have working capital to buy live pigs, lard, flour, salt and more.


Santiago's story

Santiago is an adult with four grown children. He is from one of the towns of Chinandega located in the western part part of the country. Santiago does different activities such as raising pigs (buying and selling), buying and selling chickens, as well as a bread bakery, where he only works with sweet bread twice a week. He buys his pigs and chickens in the country or in communities nearby where he lives. In general, he sells them for cash upfront to non-regular customers and on credit to regular customers, which he collects weekly. He started this business with his own money to improve the household income. As his business grew he did others to have more profits and invest in another profitable business. That is how he has these businesses now which, with much hard work and sacrifice he has been able to get ahead. One of his dreams is to be able to finish building his house and expanding his businesses even more. The purpose of the loan to for working capital to buy live pigs, flour, lard, and more products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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