A loan of $1,000 helped to invest in working capital and to provide his business with food items, such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, soap, detergent and matches.


Mario Antonio's story

Mario is a 40-year old man, who is married and has two minor children. He likes to spend his free time with his children. He's originally from Sauce, located in the north of the country. He's a hard-working and responsible man, and has a strong willingness of self-improvement. Unfortunately, he could not attend university and had to start working and help with household expenses when he was very young. Thanks to his hard work and willingness to get ahead, he runs a grocery store where he sells food items, such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, soap, detergent and matches. He works for 12 hours every day. He plans to invest the loan in working capital and to provide his business with food products so that he can have better income in the near future. Mario is grateful to Kiva lenders for supporting people with limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a decent job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina



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