A loan of $375 helped to buy bundles of shoes.


Carlos Manuel's story

Carlos is from the city of Estelí. He is 36 years old, married and the father of three children. He is a merchant by profession, and he works selling used shoes. He started his business with 5 pairs of shoes, which he sold very quickly. Later, he invested little by little and made a profit, which motivated him to establish his business. He has been doing this work for five years. He receives support in his work from his wife, who helps him with the sales. He believes that this loan will be of great help to him, since he will be able to offer a variety of products to his customers and a better quality of life to his wife and children. He is requesting the loan to buy bundles of shoes with the aim of satisfying his customers' needs and obtaining a higher income. His goal for the near future is to sell all of his merchandise and expand into the various regions of the country. His long-term plan is to improve the infrastructure of his home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman


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