A loan of $1,225 helped to buy supplies such as milk, bread, cinnamon, sugar to make desserts and appetizers and to buy plastic cups and napkins.


Mario Jose's story

Mario, 42, is married and has a 16-year-old son. He was born in central Nicaragua, works hard, is responsible, and wants to succeed. He unfortunately didn't have money to study for a career. With effort and the desire to get ahead, he sells desserts and appetizers as a street vendor. He has had this business for 10 years, and he goes through the neighborhood every day selling to regular and new customers.

He will use this loan to buy supplies such as milk, bread, cinnamon, sugar, plastic cups, and napkins. Mario thanks the Kiva lenders for supporting low-income people in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have decent work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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