A loan of $950 helped to buy a shaving razor, talc, towels and Gillette razors.

Javier De La Cruz's story

Javier is a native of the town of Boaco, he is 43 years old, he is married and he has three children who are economically independent. He is a barber and he runs a barber shop, an activity he started many years ago, setting it in his first activity, a grocery store. He then decided to open a barber shop in his house, starting it with a razor and a plastic chair. He currently runs this activity that has provided him with a good income. His next goal is to keep on working with the loans in order to make his acuity grow. He is requesting a loan to buy a shaving razor, talc, towels, Gillette razors and other products, in order to provide a good barber service. He thinks the loan will be profitable, as it will increase his customers’ request, thus resulting in a good income. His plans for the future include improving the infrastructure of his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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