A loan of $1,650 helped to buy a self-serve foods bar made of stainless steel.

Luis Francisco's story

Luis is 33 years old and works selling fast food and roasted chicken. His brother taught him how to prepare fast food, while he owned a pizzeria. There he learned to make hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salchipapas (sausage and fries), and roast chicken. Three years ago, he started selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches directly to consumers every day between the hours of 4pm and 11pm.

With this business, he has done very well, and he wants to make his shop grow, so he has chosen to ask for a micro-loan, the first time he has taken out a loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, so he can buy a self-serve food bar made of stainless steel. He thinks that this investment will improve his business and offer a better presentation and greater hygiene while showing off his foods. Luis hopes that with this loan he will be able to extend and improve his sales and profits. He is also a good family member and has a 6 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. His most important dream for his family is to give his children a good quality education and also to have a house of their own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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