Kiva Update on 1 Business : motorin
Trip Start Feb 29, 2008
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- Jorge Orozco Sanchez
Simply so you know who is the voice of this progress report my name is
Jon and I am a Kiva Fellow working in Nicaragua with AFODENIC; the
organization that loans to George.
I had not intended on meeting with George because I was looking for
other Kiva borrowers that day, but I ran into George on the street near
his house so we had an impromptu interview. George was headed out for
his second shift of the day with his business. George sells bread and
pastries on his bike and has a defined route that he works everyday. He
has a relationship with bakery and he uses his own bike and baskets.
With the loan, George bought a motor for his bike. Right now George
works two shifts during prime hours one from 6am to 9am and the other
from 4pm to 8pm. I didn't ask him but I am sure those times coincide
with the times the bakery finishes batches of bread. George bought the
motor so he can cover more ground during his two shifts; he also bought
bigger baskets because the motor allows him to carry more as well.
George's wife sells some bread out of the house along with different
kinds of drinks for extra income. When George has a good day selling,
he can earn about $16USD and average day is around $8USD, which is not
bad for Nicaragua.
In the future George would like to purchase a moped or motorcycle to
increase reach and achieve more sales.