A loan of $1,025 helped to buy stock merchandise for his store.


Jose Leonel's story

José Leonel, 47, is married and a responsible father of two minor children. He’s from León, a place located in the country’s western zone. José Leonel is noted for being hardworking, responsible with a wish for self-improvement. Sadly, for lack of economic resources he was unable to study a career and had to start working at a young age to help with household expenses.

Thanks to his effort and his desire to get ahead, his economic activity is selling new clothes like pants, shirts, underwear, children’s camisoles, Lycra, pantyhose and towels. He spends about 10 hours at work daily selling his goods.

The loan’s objective is to invest in working capital to stock the store with merchandise to sell so that in the not too distant future his earnings will increase.

José Leonel thanks Kiva lenders for the support they provide to people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have ways of earning a living with dignity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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