A loan of $500 helped working capital.

Felix Antonio's story

Félix Antonio Berríos M. is 37 years old, married, and has a five-year-old daughter in kindergarten. He hopes to provide his daughter with a good education so she will be able to take care of herself and have a professional career. His wife works with him as a street vendor. His goal is to expand his inventory to offer his customers a greater variety of products. For now he is satisfied working with his wife, but he dreams of one day having his own shop. Félix also has a taxi service, and that work has helped him develop his current business of selling merchandise. He hopes his businesses will help sustain his daughter in the future.

For the last three years, Félix has sold a variety of merchandise, including cosmetics, clothing, and plastic items. He began his business out of economic necessity. He had worked for quite a while as a taxi driver, but then his taxi was damaged and he spent a lot of time out of work. He and his wife decided to look for another business that could provide money to repair his taxi, and that is how they began selling clothing to their friends and neighbors. Little by little they managed to earn enough to repair the taxi and now they are developing both businesses and are working on confronting the obstacles to getting ahead in life.

Félix is requesting a loan for working capital to purchase a variety of merchandise. He can get items for better prices outside of León, so he will travel to other areas, including Chinandega, Managua, and Chichigalpa.

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