Kiva Loan Dedication

Gerardo

Retail
Retail
Colombia
MedellĂ­n
Colombia
$1,675
Loan
Amount

Gerardo worked for several years for a security company. However, due to the separation from the mother of his two children, he felt obliged to leave his work in order to be able to take care of his children. He needed to find work or generate income for his household, and a friend helped him establish a stand in the center of the city. He has been there for 11 years selling personal use products. Thanks to this business, he generates the income needed for his household in order to provide his two children with a better quality of life. Gerardo needs to increase…

Gerardo worked for several years for a security company. However, due to the separation from the mother of his two children, he felt obliged to leave his work in order to be able to take care of his children. He needed to find work or generate income for his household, and a friend helped him establish a stand in the center of the city. He has been there for 11 years selling personal use products. Thanks to this business, he generates the income needed for his household in order to provide his two children with a better quality of life. Gerardo needs to increase his sales in order to be able to have better income. One of his children is very ill, and he has not been able to have access to health care. That is why he is looking for a loan to buy personal use products and to offer his customers a greater variety of products. He wants to increase sales in order to be able to provide his son with health care. His dream is to have a better business that continues to grow. In the future he dreams of being in a place and generating employment for those who need it the most. He also aspires to give his two children a better education and a better quality of life at home.

To: KIVA

I chose this loan because... Thanks to Kiva & KivaFriends, I've learned (to care) so much more about people & places around the world I maybe otherwise wouldn't have. I've made some truly life- enhancing friendships w/ some of those same people. So, how could I not be grateful?

Dedicated
October 3, 2012
by FriendofFella