A loan of $875 helped to stock his business with items for screen printing such as shirts, ink, mesh, and glasses.

Gerald Jose's story

Gerald is 30 years old and single with no children. He is originally from Leon, which is located in the western part of the country. He is entrepreneurial, hardworking, responsible, and has a desire for personal growth. In his free moments he likes to enjoy the company of friends and have fun healthily. He completed his basic education but was unable to complete a university degree due to lack of financial resources. He would have liked to study graphic design.

Thanks to his effort and desire to get ahead, he makes a living screen printing. It is a printing technique used for reproducing documents and images on whatever type of material. It involves transferring ink through stretched mesh in a frame. Passing the ink blocks the areas where there is no image by means of emulsion. This activity can be applied to shirts, mugs, and drinking glasses. He dedicates 10 hours per day to this activity.

The goal of this loan is to invest in working capital to buy raw goods such as shirts, ink, mesh, and drinking glasses, so that in the near future he can increase his income. Gerald is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders provide to people with limited resources and to poor countries such as Nicaragua in order to have the means for a respectable job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Zachary Kahn

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