A loan of $1,225 helped to stock his store.

Juan Francisco's story

Juan Francisco is 48 years old, married, and has three children that he cares for. They study at university. He is originally from Leon, a place located in the western part of the country. Juan is known for being a hardworking, responsible man with a personal desire to succeed. He has worked hard to provide a better future for his children, since he himself was not able to go to school due to a lack of resources.

With a spirit of grace and a desire to get ahead, he has a hardware store in his home. The business consists of selling building materials such as zinc metal sheeting, lime, cement, iron, lumber, girders, nails, wire, and other things. He spends about 10 hours a day on his business and enjoys it very much. His objective for this loan is to stock his business so that he can have a better income in the near future. Juan Francisco is grateful to the Kiva lenders who help people of limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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