A loan of $625 helped buying fruit and vegetables to increase sales.

Francisco Manuel's story

Francisco is 46 years old and lives in the Loma Memorial Sandino district of Managua. He is married and has two beloved daughters of 3 and 16 years, both of whom attend a school in the neighbourhood. He works from dawn to dusk with his wife selling fruits and vegetables from their van on the streets of Managua, as he has done since he was 15 years old. He plans to have a strong business selling fresh, high-quality products. Through his loans from Kiva partner Afodeniche will be able to increase his sales as well as his income and his quality of life. This will also allow him to finish building his house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Martyn

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